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Aitken, Malcolm.
Oral history interview with Malcolm Aitken, 1977 July 17.
Interview centers around experiences as a child on Mount Hamilton (Lick Observatory) just after the turn of the century; father's (Robert Grant Aitken) scientific life and personal life; the 1906 San Francisco earthquake; Halley's Comet, 1910; contact with the families of astronomers; William W. Campbell; Heber D. Curtis; experiences in World War I; Mrs. Aitken's astronomical training. Also prominently mentioned are: S. W. Burnham, James Lick, Percival Lowell, Richard H. Tucker; American Astronomical and Astrophysical Society, University of California at Berkeley, and Williams College.
Died 1983.
Aitken, Malcolm.
Aitken, Robert Grant, 1864-1951.
Burnham, S. W. (Sherburne Wesley), 1838-1921.
Campbell, William Wallace, 1862-1938.
Curtis, Heber Doust
Lick, James.
Lowell, Percival, 1855-1916.
Tucker, R. H. (Richard Hawley), 1859-1952.
American Astronomical Society
Lick Observatory.
University of California, Berkeley.
Williams College.
Astronomers -- Family relationships.
Earthquakes -- San Francisco, Calif., 1906.
World War, 1914-1918.
Halley's comet
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DeVorkin, David H., 1944- interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA