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Routly, Paul McRae
Oral History interview with Paul Routly, 1990 September 25.
This interview begins with a discussion of Routly's undergraduate experience at McGill University, before moving on to discuss: his introduction to astronomy at Princeton University; his work at the Mount Wilson Observatory; a comparison of the astronomy programs of Princeton and the California Institute of Technology; his recollections of other astronomers at Princeton; his executive position in the American Astronomical Society; and his final career move to the United States Naval Observatory. Other topics and affiliations discussed include: Robert King, Henry Norris Russell, John Schopp, Martin Schwarzchild, Lyman Spitzer, John Q. Stewart, Marshall Wrubel, Pomona College, telescope design and construction, spectroscopy (spectrum analysis), and the history of astrophysics in general.
Paul McRae Routly (1926- ). Education: McGill University (B.S. and M.S.), Princeton University (A.M. and PhD.). Professional experience: American Astronomical Society (1962-1968), United States Naval Observatory (1968-1985). Research interests: Mollecular spectroscopy, atomic transition, stellar parallaxes.
Russell, Henry Norris, 1877-1957.
Schwarzschild, Martin
Spitzer, Lyman, 1914-1997
Stewart, John Quincy, 1894-
Wrubel, Marshal H.
American Astronomical Society. -- Administration.
California Institute of Technology
McGill University.
Mount Wilson Observatory.
Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.)
Princeton University. Dept. of Astrophysical Sciences.
United States Naval Observatory.
Astrophysics -- History
Spectrum analysis.
Telescopes -- Design and construction.
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King, Robert B. (Robert Burnett)
Routly, Paul McRae
Schopp, John D.
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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