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Cocke, W. J. (William John)
Oral history interview with W. John Cocke, 1975 February 19.
Deals with the events leading up to and the discovery of the Crab Nebula Pulsar. Comments on his education at Cornell University and switch to astrophysics. Teams up with Michael Disney at Steward Observatory for their first observation on a 36-inch telescope. Discovery of the Vela Supernova remnant pulsar convinces them to concentrate on the Crab Nebula rather than white dwarfs. Discussion of preparations, of observations, and of the discovery. Reaction to the discovery, effect on future work. Also mentioned are: Robert McAllister, Don Taylor, and Dr. Weyman.
Cocke, W. J. (William John)
Disney, Michael.
Cornell University
Steward Observatory.
Astrophysics
Pulsars.
Telescopes.
White dwarfs.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
Supernova remnants.
Crab Nebula
McAllister, Robert.
Taylor, Don.
Warnow-Blewett, Joan, 1931- interviewer.
Weart, Spencer R., 1942- interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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