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O'Connell, D. J. K.
Oral history interview with Daniel Joseph Kelly O'Connell, 1976 August 31.
Early interest in seismology and astronomy, training in physics; postgraduate year at Harvard Observatory with Harlow Shapley, 1931-1932; on staff of Riverview Observatory, Australia, 1933-1952; director of the Vatican Observatory, 1952-c.1970. Interest in variable stars, seismology, changes in character of international meetings over the years, popular interest in astronomy, role and attitudes of Catholics (e.g. George Lemâitre) in astronomy. Also prominently mentioned are: Bertiau, Arthur Stanley Eddington, George Lemâitre, Peter Millmann, Cecilia Payne Gaposchkin, Henry Norris Russell, Martin Ryle; International Astronomical Union, and Mount Wilson Observatory.
Astronomer. Born 1896.
Eddington, Arthur Stanley, Sir, 1882-1944.
Gaposchkin, Cecilia Helena Payne, 1900-
Lemaître, Georges, 1894-
O'Connell, D. J. K.
Russell, Henry Norris, 1877-1957
Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972.
Harvard University.
International Astronomical Union.
Mount Wilson Solar Observatory
Astronomy.
Astronomy -- Congresses.
Religion and science.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
Bertiau.
Millmann, Peter.
Ryle, Martin, Sir, 1918-
Riverview College Observatory (Australia).
Vatican Observatory.
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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