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Weaver, Harold F.
Oral history interview with Harold F. Weaver, 1977 July 20 and 1978 July 22.
In this interview Harold Weaver discusses topics such as: family background and his childhood; becoming interested in astronomy; visiting Lowell Observatory and Mt. Wilson Observatory; star clusters, spiral nebulae, and binary stars; his undergraduate and graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley); working at the student observatory and wishing to do photography of nebulae with the telescope; C. D. Shane; Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP); Robert Trumpler; Walter Baade; Yerkes Observatory; Gerard Kuiper; Edwin Hubble; photometry; interest in spiral structures; Nicholas Mayall; stellar populations; Adriaan van Maanan; Rudolph Minkowski; W. S. Adams; galactic structure; working with the Schmidt telescope at Palomar Observatory; William W. Morgan; S. Chandrasekhar; work at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with Theodore Dunham in optics for the National Defense Research Committee (NDRC); move to the Radiation Laboratory at UC Berkeley; Otto Struve; International Astronomical Union (IAU); interests in radio astronomy; Ronald Bracewell; Office of Naval Research (ONR) funding; National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO); Lick Observatory; Jan Oort; galactic supernovae.
Ph.D. astronomy, University of California, Berkeley (1942); professor emeritus of astronomy, University of California, Berkeley astronomy department; specialty area is local interstellar medium.
Adams, Walter S. (Walter Sydney), 1876-1956
Baade, Walter, 1893-1960
Bracewell, Ronald N. (Ronald Newbold), 1921-2007
Chandrasekhar, S. (Subrahmanyan), 1910-1995
Dunham, Theodore, 1897-1984.
Hubble, Edwin, 1889-1953
Kuiper, Gerard P. (Gerard Peter), 1905-1973
Mayall, N. U. (Nicholas Ulrich), 1906-
Minkowski, Rudolph Leo Bernhard, 1895-1976.
Morgan, W. W. (William Wilson), 1906-
Oort, Jan Hendrik.
Shane, Charles Donald, 1895-1983.
Struve, Otto, 1897-1963.
Trumpler, Robert J. (Robert Julius), b. 1886
Van Maanen, Adriaan, 1884-1946
Weaver, Harold F.
Astronomical Society of the Pacific
International Astronomical Union
Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.
Lick Observatory
Lowell Observatory.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mount Wilson Observatory
National Radio Astronomy Observatory (U.S.)
Palomar Observatory
United States. Office of Naval Research
United States. Office of Scientific Research and Development. National Defense Research Committee
University of California, Berkeley.
Yerkes Observatory
Astronomical photometry
Astronomy
Double stars.
Galaxies -- Structure.
Nebulae.
Optics
Photometry
Radio astronomy
Schmidt telescopes
Stars -- Clusters
Stars -- Populations.
Supernovae
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Oral histories. aat
Transcripts. aat
DeVorkin, David H., 1944-, interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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