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Aarons, Jules
Oral History interview with Jules Aarons, 1983 December 12.
This interview addresses Aarons' experiences working in various United States Air Force research facilities, including the Cambridge Research Center (formerly Cambridge Field Station). In this discussion, Aarons contrasts the research and administrative styles of the Air Force to the styles of the Navy. Other topics include: V-2 rockets, radio wave propagation, space optics (solar and lunar observations and photographs). Contacts and affiliations discussed include: the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Sacramento Peak Observatory, Donald Menzel, Marcus O'Day, John Castelli.
Jules Aarons is a research physicist and astronomer, who has spent most of his career in various U.S. Air Force laboratories. He was born in New York, and earned his B.S. at City College of New York in 1942. Aarons then earned his M.S. from Boston University in 1949, where he received a Fullbright scholarship to continue his studies in Paris, France. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Paris in 1954, before returning to Boston to begin his long career as a research physicist, chief radio astronomer, and senior scientist with the Air Force Cambridge Research Center (1954-1975). After his long career in military research centers, he took the position of Research Professor of Astronomy at Boston University (1981-present). Aarons' research interests include: upper atmosphere physics, ionospheric propagation, solar terrestrial relationships.
Aarons, Jules
Castelli, John P.
Menzel, Donald H. (Donald Howard), 1901-1976
Air Force Cambridge Research Center (U.S.)
Naval Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Sacramento Peak Observatory.
Astrophysics -- History.
Radio wave propagation
Space optics
V-2 rocket.
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O'Day, Marcus Driver, 1897-
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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