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Newkirk, Gordon Allen, 1928-
Oral History interview with Gordon Allen Newkirk, 1983 June 1.
Discusses his youth and early interest in astronomy; his education; undergraduate years at Harvard; interest in solar work; fellowship at Agassiz Station; his interest in rocket astronomy; Whipple and interest in rocket astronomy; graduate work at University of Michigan; solar space astronomy and V-2s; Leo Goldberg and infrared spectroscopy; Army career and assignment to the Signal Corps Engineering Labs; Coronagraph work; development of the sky photometer and Jack Evans; interest in balloon astronomy; Schwarzschild and Stratoscope; first flight in Minneapolis of Coronascope; improving the photometer; Tousey; light scattering problems.
Gordon Allen Newkirk, 1928-1985. Astrophysicist. High Altitute Observatory, National Center for Atmospheric Research from 1955.
Goldberg, Leo.
Newkirk, Gordon Allen, 1928-
Schwarzschild, Martin.
Tousey, Richard.
Whipple, Fred L. (Fred Lawrence), 1906-2004
Astronomy.
Astrophysics.
Coronagraphs.
Balloons in astronomy.
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Evans, John Wainwright, 1909-
DeVorkin, David H., 1944- interviewer.
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American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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