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Oral history interview with Ivan Robert King, 1977 July 18 and 20 July 1978.

Author: Ivan R King; David H DeVorkin
Edition/Format:   Archival material : Microfilm : English
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Emphasis on life and career through his graduate study at Harvard University. Discussions on faculty positions at University of Illinois and University of California Berkeley, scientific involvements, committee memberships; Immanuel Velikovsky and Yale symposium, 1977; recent questions on cosmology, Halton C. Arp's work, populations, etc. Major sections on his early life in Far Rockaway, N.Y. and schooling at
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Genre/Form: Oral history
Interview
Audiotapes
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Named Person: Halton C Arp; Bart J Bok; Geoffrey R Burbidge; S Chandrasekhar; Frank K Edmondson; Cecilia Helena Payne Gaposchkin; Leo Goldberg; Donald H Menzel; Nancy Grace Roman; Carl Sagan; Martin Schwarzschild; Harlow Shapley
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Ivan R King; David H DeVorkin
OCLC Number: 78696880
Notes: Interview conducted by David DeVorkin, 18 July 1977 and 20 July 1978.
Interview conducted as part of the Sources for History of Modern Astrophysics (SHMA) project.
Reproduction Notes: 10" microfilm reel. Bethesda, Md. : Cutting Corp., 2004. 2 reels. Original recording remastered onto 10" reels.
Description: 2 sessions, audio tape, 2 cassettes, 3.5 hr. Transcript, 69 pages

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Emphasis on life and career through his graduate study at Harvard University. Discussions on faculty positions at University of Illinois and University of California Berkeley, scientific involvements, committee memberships; Immanuel Velikovsky and Yale symposium, 1977; recent questions on cosmology, Halton C. Arp's work, populations, etc. Major sections on his early life in Far Rockaway, N.Y. and schooling at Woodmere Academy; family background and interests; undergraduate study at Hamilton College, 1943-1946, development of astronomy interest; graduate study at Harvard, 1946-1952, research and scientific interests; work at Boyden station, photometer equipment; work for Defense Department, 1954-1956; computer work. Also prominently mentioned are: James G. Baker, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Bob Danielson, Pierre Demarque, Armin Deutsch, Frank Kelley Edmondson, Charles Federer, Franzblau, Cecilia Helena Payne Gaposchkin, Sergei Gaposchkin, Leo Goldberg, Arnold Guess, Anne Franzblau King, Myram King, Al Linnell, R.D. McClure, Jerry McCue, A.J. Meadows, Donald Howard Menzel, Bernard Oliver, Paraskevopolous, Martin J. Rees, Nancy Grace Roman, Paul Routly, Martin Ryle, Carl Sagan, Allan Sandage, Martin Schwarzschild, Harlow Shapley, Swenson, George W., Jr., Gart Westerhout, Stan Wyatt, Ken Yoss; Boyden Observatory, International Business Machines Corporation 7094 computer, National Academy of Sciences (U.S.), Smithsonian.

Astrophysical Observatory, Sputnik (Spacecraft), United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration, University of California at Berkeley, University of Illinois, Woodmere Academy, and Yale Conference on Cosmology 1977.

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