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Van Altena, William F. (William Foster), 1939-
Oral history interview with William F. Van Altena, 1977 February 21.
This interview is a focused exploratory interview covering William Van Altena's brief career history as a student at the University of California, Berkeley and Lick Observatory; interests in astrometry and work for van den Bos and Vasilevskis; work at Yerkes Observatory; state of astrometry and role of automation; discussion of names prominent in community; LST program; funding; tenure.
Professor emeritus at Yale University department of astronomy; main research area is astrometry along with absolute and relative proper motions, stellar parallaxes, binaries and instrumentation to improve the accuracy of astrometry observations.
Bos, Willem Henrik van den.
Vasilevskis, Stanislaus, 1907-1988
Van Altena, William F. (William Foster), 1939-
Lick Observatory
University of California, Berkeley.
Yerkes Observatory
Astrometry.
Automation.
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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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