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Oral history interview with Charles M. Huffer, 1977 July 8.

Author: Charles M Huffer; David H DeVorkin
Edition/Format:   Archival material : Microfilm : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Early life in Indiana; Morse family; Albion College; Joel Stebbins at University of Illinois, ca. 1916; position at Lick Observatory Southern Station in Chile, ca. 1920. Graduate years at University of Illinois with Stebbins; early photo-cell observations; observing projects and color systems in 1930s; advances in photoelectric photometry from 1920s to World War II; teaching and research at University of Wisconsin;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts
History
Named Person: George O Abell; William Wallace Campbell; Arthur D Code; Charles M Huffer; Gerald Edward Kron; Jan Hendrik Oort; Donald E Osterbrock; Henry Norris Russell; Harlow Shapley; Joel Stebbins; Albert E Whitford; George O Abell; William Wallace Campbell; Charles M Huffer; Jan Hendrik Oort; Donald E Osterbrock; Henry Norris Russell; Harlow Shapley; Joel Stebbins; Albert E Whitford
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles M Huffer; David H DeVorkin
OCLC Number: 881395852
Notes: Interview conducted by David DeVorkin, 8 July 1977.
Interview conducted as part of the Sources for History of Modern Astrophysics (SHMA) project.
Reproduction Notes: 10" microfilm reel. Bethesda, MD: Cutting Corp., 2000. Original recording remastered onto 6 10" reels.
Description: Transcript: 53 pages audio recording: 3 cassettes or 1 7 in. reel (3 hr.)

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Early life in Indiana; Morse family; Albion College; Joel Stebbins at University of Illinois, ca. 1916; position at Lick Observatory Southern Station in Chile, ca. 1920. Graduate years at University of Illinois with Stebbins; early photo-cell observations; observing projects and color systems in 1930s; advances in photoelectric photometry from 1920s to World War II; teaching and research at University of Wisconsin; eclipsing binaries; students and associates; American Astronomical Society (AAS) activities in 1940s and 1950s. Also prominently mentioned are: George Ogden Abell, William W. Campbell, Arthur D. Code, Gerald Edward Kron, Jan Hendrik Oort, Donald Osterbrock, Henry Norris Russell, Harlow Shapley, Albert Edward Whitford; Mount Wilson Observatory, and University of California, San Diego.

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