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Oral History interview with John Strong, 1984 April 20.

Author: John Strong; David H DeVorkin
Edition/Format:   Archival material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After reviewing his upbringing and his education history (University of Kansas, University of Michigan), Strong describes his work as a national research fellow and then astrophysics fellow at CalTech; his relationships with George Hale, John Anderson, Milton Humason; his war-time work at Harvard on infrared detection and general spectroscopy; his post-war professorship at Johns Hopkins; his infrared research for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Oral histories
Transcripts
History
Named Person: John A Anderson; George Ellery Hale; Milton L Humason; John Strong; John A Anderson; George Ellery Hale; Milton L Humason; John Strong
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Strong; David H DeVorkin
OCLC Number: 966255994
Notes: Interview conducted by Dr. David DeVorkin on April 20, 1984.
Interview conducted as part of the Sources for History of Modern Astrophysics (SHMA) project.
Description: Transcript: 67 pages

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After reviewing his upbringing and his education history (University of Kansas, University of Michigan), Strong describes his work as a national research fellow and then astrophysics fellow at CalTech; his relationships with George Hale, John Anderson, Milton Humason; his war-time work at Harvard on infrared detection and general spectroscopy; his post-war professorship at Johns Hopkins; his infrared research for the Office of Naval Research; his role in creationing the Laboratory of Astrophysics and Physical Meteorology, and assuming its directorship. Strong then reviews his efforts in balloon astronomy; his relations with the Space Science Board; and his opinions on the evolution of space exploration. Other topics discussed include: development and growing of mineral crystals; design and coating of aluminized mirrors; and the 200-inch telescope project.

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