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Jones, Burton Fredrick, 1942-
Oral history interview Burton Fredrick Jones, 1977 July 16.
Education at University of Chicago and graduate years at Yerkes Observatory; leaving school for Peace Corps; return to Yerkes; work in astrometry with William F. van Altena; interests in astrophysical applications of astrometric work; postdoctoral years at Lick Observatory; impressions of astronomical community's regard for astrometry and the rise of modern astrometry; research and living conditions at the Royal Observatory; 1973 Eclipse expedition in North Africa; return to Lick; impressions of astronomers. Also prominently mentioned is: C. R. O'Dell.
Jones, Burton Fredrick, 1942-
Van Altena, William F. (William Foster), 1939-
Lick Observatory.
Peace Corps (U.S.)
Royal Greenwich Observatory.
University of Chicago.
Yerkes Observatory.
Astrometry.
Astronomy.
Astronomical observatories.
Astrophysics
Astrophysics -- History
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O'Dell, C. Robert, (Charles Robert), 1937-
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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