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O'Keefe, John Aloysius, 1916-
Oral history interview with John A. O'Keefe, 1993 February 2.
In this interview, John A. O'Keefe discusses his life and career. Topics discussed include: his family; Arthur Schlesinger; mathematics; cosmology; determinism; Catholicism; continental drift; Harvard University; Bart Bok; T. E. Sterne; astronomy; Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin; Henry Norris Russell; composition of stars; Gerard Kuiper; Harlow Shapley; Grote Reber; radio astronomy; Yerkes Observatory; Fred Whipple; R Coronae Borealis variable stars; dark nebulae; Stan Ulam; John Oxley; University of Chicago; Otto Struve; McDonald Observatory; Ralph Williamson; S. Chandrasekhar; Henry Gordon Gale; Martha O'Keefe; Steward Observatory; World War II and the United States Army Map Service; Frank Kameny; geodesy; Weikko Aleksanteri Heiskanen; Floyd Hough; occultation and eclipse research.
American geophysicist and astronomer. Ph.D. astronomy, University of Chicago (1941). Professional experience includes: mathematician, United States Army Map Service (1945-1958); geophysicist, Goddard Space Flight Center (1958-1995).
Bok, Bart J. (Bart Jan), 1906-1983
Chandrasekhar, S. (Subrahmanyan), 1910-1995
Gale, Henry Gordon, 1874-1942.
Gaposchkin, Cecilia Helena Payne, 1900-
Heiskanen, Weikko A. (Weikko Aleksanteri), 1895-1971
Kameny, Frank, 1925-
Kuiper, Gerard P. (Gerard Peter), 1905-1973
O'Keefe, John Aloysius, 1916-
Oxley, John.
Reber, Grote, 1911-2002.
Russell, Henry Norris, 1877-1957
Schlesinger, Arthur Meier, 1917-
Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972.
Sterne, Theodore E.
Struve, Otto, 1897-1963.
Ulam, Stanislaw M.
Whipple, Fred L. (Fred Lawrence), 1906-2004
Harvard University.
McDonald Observatory.
Steward Observatory
United States. Army Map Service.
University of Chicago
Yerkes Observatory.
Astronomy
Catholic scientists
Continental drift
Cosmology
Determinism (Philosophy).
Eclipses.
Geodesy.
Mathematics.
Nebulae.
Radio astronomy
R Coronae Borealis stars
Stars Structure
World War, 1939-1945.
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Doel, Ronald Edmund, interviewer.
Tatarewicz, Joseph N., 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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