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King, Ivan R.
Oral history interview with Ivan Robert King, 1977 July 18 and 20 July 1978.
Emphasis on life and career through his graduate study at Harvard University. Discussions on faculty positions at University of Illinois and University of California Berkeley, scientific involvements, committee memberships; Immanuel Velikovsky and Yale symposium, 1977; recent questions on cosmology, Halton C. Arp's work, populations, etc. Major sections on his early life in Far Rockaway, N.Y. and schooling at Woodmere Academy; family background and interests; undergraduate study at Hamilton College, 1943-1946, development of astronomy interest; graduate study at Harvard, 1946-1952, research and scientific interests; work at Boyden station, photometer equipment; work for Defense Department, 1954-1956; computer work. Also prominently mentioned are: James G. Baker, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Bob Danielson, Pierre Demarque, Armin Deutsch, Frank Kelley Edmondson, Charles Federer, Franzblau, Cecilia Helena Payne Gaposchkin, Sergei Gaposchkin, Leo Goldberg, Arnold Guess, Anne Franzblau King, Myram King, Al Linnell, R. D. McClure, Jerry McCue, A. J. Meadows, Donald Howard Menzel, Bernard Oliver, Paraskevopolous, Martin J. Rees, Nancy Grace Roman, Paul Routly, Martin Ryle, Carl Sagan, Allan Sandage, Martin Schwarzschild, Harlow Shapley, Swenson, George W., Jr., Gart Westerhout, Stan Wyatt, Ken Yoss; Boyden Observatory, International Business Machines Corporation 7094 computer, National Academy of Sciences (U.S.), Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Sputnik (Spacecraft), United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration, University of California at Berkeley, University of Illinois, Woodmere Academy, and Yale Conference on Cosmology 1977.
Born 1927.
Arp, Halton C.
Bok, Bart J. (Bart Jan), 1906-1983
Burbidge, Geoffrey R.
Chandrasekhar, S. (Subrahmanyan), 1910-1995
Edmondson, Frank K. (Frank Kelley), 1912-
Gaposchkin, Cecilia Helena Payne, 1900-
Goldberg, Leo.
King, Ivan R.
Menzel, Donald H. (Donald Howard), 1901-1976
Roman, Nancy Grace, 1925-
Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996
Schwarzschild, Martin.
Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972.
American Astronautical Society.
Boyden Observatory.
Harvard University.
International Business Machines Corporation.
Mount Wilson Solar Observatory
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
Palomar Observatory.
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.
United States. Dept. of Defense.
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
University of California, Berkeley.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Astronomy.
Astrophysics -- History
Cosmology
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Transcripts. aat
Sputnik satellites
Baker, James Gilbert
Deutsch, Armin.
Henyey, Louis George.
Iben, Icko.
King, Anne Franzblau.
Lynden-Bell, D.
McClure, Robert D.
McVittie, George C. (George Cunliffe)
Hamilton College (Clinton, N.Y.)
Woodmere Academy.
Yale Conference on Cosmology (1977 : New Haven, Conn.)
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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