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Notes for an intellectual autobiography, 1962.

Author: Harold D Babcock
Edition/Format:   Archival material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The autobiography covers Babcock's ancestry; childhood; interests in electricity and photography; work at college job at the National Bureau of Standards; appointment to physics staff of Mount Wilson Observatory, description of colleagues and work there; detailed discussion of work on diffraction gratings, solar and spectral photography, solar magnetism, solar eclipses, and defense work for the Navy (including  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Named Person: Harold D Babcock; Harold D Babcock
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Harold D Babcock
OCLC Number: 966256192
Notes: Forms part of the Manuscript Biography Collection of the American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library.
Description: 38 pages.

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The autobiography covers Babcock's ancestry; childhood; interests in electricity and photography; work at college job at the National Bureau of Standards; appointment to physics staff of Mount Wilson Observatory, description of colleagues and work there; detailed discussion of work on diffraction gratings, solar and spectral photography, solar magnetism, solar eclipses, and defense work for the Navy (including anti-submarine warfare) in 1918-1919 and 1942-1945.

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