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Hidayat, Bambang
Oral history interview with Bambang Hidayat, 1997 August 23.
In this interview, Bambang Hidayat discusses his life and career and the development of Indonesian astronomy. Topics discussed include: his childhood in Java during Dutch colonialism, Japanese occupation, and the Indonesian war for independence; University of Indonesia; Gale Bruno van Albada; Pik-Sin Thé; Richard Hanau; Bosscha Observatory; U.S. Agency for International Development; double stars; UBV photometric system; Victor Blanco; Case Institute of Technology; Jason J. Nassau; Schmidt telescope; Adriaan Blaauw; Jan Oort; International Astronomical Union; K. A. van der Hucht; Wolf-Rayet stars; Morton Roberts; galactic structure; Govind Swarup; Jorga Ibrahim; Indonesian Academy of Sciences; Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space; University of Leiden.
Indonesian astrophysicist. Born in 1934 in Central Java, Indonesia, he obtained his PhD from Case Institute of Technology in Cleveland Ohio in 1965. He was appointed Director of the Bosscha Observatory in Indonesia in 1968 and held the post for more than 15 years. He has been Chairman of the Indonesian-Dutch Astronomy Programme since 1982. He was Vice President of the International Astronomical Union, 1994-2000.
Albada, Gale Bruno van, 1912-1972
Blaauw, Adriaan
Blanco, V. M.
Hanau, Richard, 1917-
Hidayat, Bambang
Hucht, Karel A. van der
Ibrahim, Jorga
Nassau, Jason John, 1893-1965
Oort, Jan Hendrik.
Roberts, Morton S.
Swarup, G. (Govind), 1929-
Thé, Pik Sin
Akademi Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia
Case Institute of Technology.
International Astronomical Union
Lembaga Penerbangan dan Antariksa Nasional (Indonesia)
Observatorium Bosscha
Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden
United States. Agency for International Development
Universitas Indonesia
Astronomy
Astrophysics
Double stars.
Galaxies -- Structure.
Schmidt telescopes
UBV system (Astronomy)
Wolf-Rayet stars
Indonesia
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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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