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Humason, Milton L. (Milton La Salle), 1891-1972
Oral history interview with Milton Lasell Humason, circa 1965.
Focusses on Humason's interests in observational astronomy. Origins and extension of velocity-distance relations in the 1920s; his work with Edwin Hubble, Walter Baade, Alan Sandage and Nicholas Mayall. Own spectroscopic work. Comparison of observing conditions at Mt. Wilson Observatory and Mt. Palomar Observatory; the most distant object observed at Mt. Wilson; living conditions and relations between astronomers at Mt. Wilson. Description of life since retirement.
Baade, Walter, 1893-1960.
Hubble, Edwin Powell, 1889-1953
Humason, Milton L. (Milton La Salle), 1891-1972
Mayall, N. U. (Nicholas Ulrich), 1906-
Mount Wilson Solar Observatory
Astronomy. -- Observations
Astronomical observatories.
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Shapiro, Bert interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA