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Murray, Stephen S.
Oral History interview with Steve Murray and Gerry Austin, 1998 April 9.
This joint interview with Steve Murray and Gerry Austin begins with a discussion of several government astronomy projects: the Uhuru Satellite Project; NASA's second High Enery Astronomy Observatory (HEAO-2/Einstein Observatory); the RnĖētgen Satellite (ROSAT); and the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility (AXAF), later renamed the Chandra X-Ray Center. Other topics and affiliations discussed include: spectrum analysis, galaxy clusters, and research developments in x-ray astronomy. This interview also contains several very descriptive sections in which Murray and Austin go into great detail to describe the design and assembly of x-ray detectors, and other x-ray equipment specifications.
Stephen S. Murray (1944- ), High-energy Astrophysics. Education: B.S., California Institute of Technology; Ph.D., California Institute of Technology. Professional experience: High-Resolution Camera operations, SAO; Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility program (Chandra X-Ray Center). Research interests: the Andromeda galaxy (M31), studies of star-forming regions, distant quasars and violent galaxies.
Gerry Austin, High-energy Astrophysics. High-Resolution Camera operations; Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility program (Chandra X-Ray Center); Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.
Austin, Gerald
Murray, Stephen S.
Einstein Observatory (Artificial satellite)
ROSAT (Artificial satellite)
United States. Advanced X-Ray Astrophysics Facility
Galaxies -- Clusters.
Spectrum analysis.
X-ray astronomy -- Equipment -- Design and Construction
X-ray astronomy -- Research
Uhuru (Satellite)
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Austin, Gerald, interviewee.
DeVorkin, David H., 1944- interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA