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Abell, George O. (George Ogden), 1927-1983.
Oral history interview with George Ogden Abell, 1977 November 14.
Early life in California, undergraduate work at California Institute of Technology; graduate work there in physics and astronomy, including work at Mt. Wilson-Palomar Observatories, 1951-1954. Accounts of Palomar sky survey, 1953-1956, and work on galaxies. Impressions of instructors, among them Edwin B. Hubble, Fritz Zwicky, Walter Baade, Rudolf Minkowski. Joined University of California, Los Angeles' astronomy department in 1956; history, faculty, and expansion. Discussion of Abell's professional interest in popularization of astronomy since 1960s (textbook, BBC-Open University work, campaign against astrology, summer science program) and technical work on superclusters and cosmology. Also prominently mentioned are: Theodore C. Abell, Lawrence Hugh Aller, Clarence Cleminshaw, Richard Phillips Feynman, Jesse Leonard Greenstein, Alfred H. Joy, Guido Münch, Sidney Omarr, Donald Osterbrock, Jay Pasachoff, Dan Popper, George Rainey, Paul Routly, Allan Sandage, Schmidt, John Donovan Strong, Gerard Henri de Vaucouleurs, Al Wilson; American Astronomical Society, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Griffith Observatory, Max-Planck-Institut für Physik und Astrophysik, National Geographic Society (U.S.), and Open University.
Abell, George O. (George Ogden), 1927-1983.
Aller, Lawrence H. (Lawrence Hugh), 1913-2003
Baade, Walter, 1893-1960.
Cleminshaw, Clarence H. (Clarence Higbee), 1902-
Feynman, Richard P. (Richard Phillips), 1918-1988
Greenstein, Jesse L. (Jesse Leonard), 1909-
Hubble, Edwin Powell, 1889-1953.
Joy, Alfred H., (Alfred Harrison), 1882-1973.
Münch, Guido, 1921-
Omarr, Sidney.
Osterbrock, Donald E.
Pasachoff, Jay M.
Popper, Daniel M.
Sandage, Allan.
Strong, John, 1905-
American Astronomical Society.
California Institute of Technology.
Griffith Observatory.
Institut für Astrophysik (Max-Planck-Institut für Physik und Astrophysik).
National Geographic Society (U.S.).
Palomar Observatory.
University of California, Los Angeles.
Astronomy. -- Observations
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
Science -- Popularization.
Schmidt telescopes
Abell, Theodore C.
Minkowski, Rudolph Leo Bernhard, 1895-1976.
Rainey, George.
Routly, Paul McRae
Vancouleurs, Gerald Henri de.
Wilson, Al.
Astronomy -- Study and teaching.
Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Weart, Spencer R., 1942- interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA