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Shane, Charles Donald, 1895-1983.
Oral history interview with Charles Donald Shane, 1967 July 11 and 14.
Family ancestry; childhood, education; interests and teachers in grammer and high schools; undergraduate teachers and courses at University of California, Berkeley; B.S., 1915; Lick Fellow, 1916-1917; influence of Campbell and Moore in spectroscopy interest, leading to Ph.D. thesis on the spectra of carbon stars; comments on Campbell, Tucker, Hubble, and Russell; marriage and children; note on teaching positions at Berkeley, serving on university committees; solar spectra work on Fabry-Perot interferometer, 1932; work with F. Spedding in separation of heavy water; contact with R. W. Wood; associates at Mt. Wilson Observatory, Edwin S. Hubble, Harlow Shapley, Walter Adams and Wilhelm Baade; administrator for Manhattan Project, details on project work, personnel, associations with E. O. Lawrence and J. R. Oppenheimer; description of Alamagordo explosion; director of Lick Observatory, 1945-58: comments on staff, staff projects, circumstances of Vasilevskis joining staff, recollections of William Wright, 20-inch telescope program, 150-inch telescope, relation to Berkeley Astronomy Dept., Lick-Mt. Wilson annual conferences, life on Mt. Hamilton; AURA and Kitt Peak Observatory Projet, 1950s; Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory Project; organizing IAU International Meeting at Berkeley; developing astronomy in New Zealand; comments on astronomical societies and organization, recent trends in astronomy, personal politics and sons' careers.
Adams, Walter S. (Walter Sydney), 1876-1956.
Baade, Walter, 1893-1960.
Campbell, William Wallace, 1862-1938.
Hubble, Edwin, 1889-1953
Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, 1901-1958.
Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967
Russell, Henry Norris, 1877-1957
Shane, Charles Donald, 1895-1983.
Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972.
Wood, Robert Williams, 1868-1955.
Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy.
International Astronomical Union.
Kitt Peak National Observatory.
Lick Observatory.
Palomar Observatory.
University of California, Berkeley.
Astronomy -- New Zealand.
Deuterium oxide.
Manhattan Project (U.S.)
Fabry-Perot Interferometers.
Radio astronomy.
Spectrum analysis.
Spectrum, solar.
Stars -- Research.
Telescopes.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Transcripts. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Spectrum analysis.
Trinity Test.
Moore, Joseph H.
Spedding, Frank Harold.
Tucker, R. H. (Richard Hawley), 1859-1952.
Vasilevskis, Stanislaus, 1907-1988
Wright, William Hammond.
Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory.
Wright, Helen, 1914- interviewer.
Weiner, Charles. interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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