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Moore, Charlotte Emma, 1898-
Oral history interview with Charlotte Moore Sitterly, 1978 June 15.
Interview examines early life in Pennsylvannia; family background; schooling; college years at Swarthmore, 1916-1920; choice of major subjects; contact with J. A. Miller and choice of mathematics curriculum; move to Princeton and work with Henry Norris Russell; arrival at Princeton, 1920; recollections of Russell family; research on the position of the Moon and eclipsing binaries; work at Mount Wilson on the solar spectrum, 1925-1928; the origins of the Multiplet Table; return to Princeton; the organization of the Princeton Astronomy Department; Ph.D. thesis under A. O. Leuschner at University of California, Berkeley; early work on the solar spectrum, influence of A. Unsöld; line intensity work; collaboration with physicists; Russell's mode of research; work with William F. Meggers; molecular spectra; atomic spectra during World War II; move to National Bureau of Standards after World War II; Russell and R. Dugan; J. Q. Stewart; recollections of Russell and Princeton years; organization of work at NBS.
Astronomer and astrophysicist. B.A., mathematics, Swarthmore College (1920); Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley. Assistant to Henry Norris Russell, Princeton University; Mt. Wilson Observatory, with Charles E. St. John and Harold D. Babcock; National Bureau of Standards and the Naval Research Laboratory. Research and analysis on the solar spectrum and spectral line multiplets, binary stars and the masses of stars.
Meggers, William F. (William Frederick), 1888-1966.
Moore, Charlotte Emma, 1898-
Russell, Henry Norris, 1877-1957.
Sitterly, Charlotte Moore, 1898-
Unsöld, Albrecht, 1905-
Mount Wilson Solar Observatory.
Princeton University. Dept. of Astrophysical Sciences.
Swarthmore College.
United States. National Bureau of Standards.
University of California, Berkeley.
Astrophysics -- History
Atomic spectra.
Eclipsing binaries.
Mathematics. -- Study and teaching.
Molecular spectra.
Moon Ephemerides.
Spectrum, solar.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
Multiplet Table.
Dugan, Raymond Smith, 1878-1940.
Leuschner, Armin Otto, b. 1868.
Miller, John Anthony.
Stewart, John Quincy, 1894-
DeVorkin, David H., 1944- interviewer.
Sitterly, Charlotte Moore, 1898-
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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