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Babcock, Horace W.
Oral history interview with Horace W. Babcock, 1975 June 9.
In this interview, Horace Babcock discusses how the field of astrophysics has changed over the course of his career. Topics discussed include: research administration; Mount Wilson Observatory; Ira S. Bowen; National Science Foundation; California Institute of Technology; stellar evolution; photomultiplier tubes; Joel Stebbins; Albert E. Whitford; Gerald Kron; Allan Sandage; Martin Schwarzschild; spectrographs; radio astronomy; x-ray astronomy; galactic evolution; stellar material; Robert McMath; societies; American Astronomical Society; International Astronomical Union; Jan Oort; Theodore Dunham Jr.; Alexander Pogo.
American astronomer (1912-2003). Ph.D. astronomy, University of California (1938). Professional experience includes: research associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Radiation Laboratory (1941-1942); research associate, California Institute of Technology rocket project (1942-1946); councilor, American Astronomical Society (1952-1953); staff, director, Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories (1946-1974); councilor, National Academy of Sciences (1973-1976); director of observatory site survey and construction, Las Campanas Observatory (1963-1978).
Babcock, Horace W.
Bowen, Ira Sprague, 1898-1973
Dunham, Theodore, 1897-1984.
Kron, Gerald Edward, 1913-
McMath, Robert R. (Robert Raynolds), 1891-1962
Oort, Jan Hendrik.
Pogo, Alexander, b. 1893
Sandage, Allan
Schwarzschild, Martin
Stebbins, Joel, 1878-1966
Whitford, Albert E, (Albert Edward), 1905-2002
American Astronomical Society
California Institute of Technology
International Astronomical Union
Mount Wilson Observatory
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
Astrophysics
Galaxies -- Evolution
Photoelectric multipliers
Radio astronomy
Societies
Spectrograph
Stars -- Evolution
X-ray astronomy
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Weart, Spencer R., 1942- 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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