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Walker, Richard L., 1938-
Oral History interview with Richard Walker, 1997 January 13.
Topics discussed include: background and education, University of Iowa with James van Allen and Satoshi Matsushima, circa 1959-1963; working at the Naval Observatory, 1963-?, with Caroline Watts, William Markowitz, Cal Lidback, Glen Hall, Stewart Sharpless, Gerald and Katherine Kron; hike down the Nile from Aswan to Cairo, 1977; AAS membership, comparison of American Astronomical Society (AAS) journals over time; anecdotes from a few AAS meetings; Peter Boyce's effect on the AAS; tools used for analyzing data, circa 1960s.
Astronomer, Richard Lee Walker was born in Hampton, Iowa 1938. Received his Bachelor of science (astronomy and physics), from the University of Iowa, 1963. Worked at Naval Observatory from 1963-.
Boyce, Peter B.
Hall, Glen.
Kron, Gerald Edward, 1913-
Kron, Katherine.
Lidback, Cal.
Markowitz, William.
Matsushima, Satoshi, 1923-
Sharpless, Stewart L. 1926-
Van Allen, James A. (James Alfred), 1914-2006
Walker, Richard L., 1938-
Watts, Caroline.
American Astronomical Society.
United States Naval Observatory.
University of Iowa.
Nile River
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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