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Byram, Edward Taylor (E.T.)
Oral history interview with E. T. Byram and Robert Kreplin, 1987 July 31.
Interview features Byram and Kreplin on instrumentation for rocket-launched astronomic research, c. 1948-1979, including: development of early detectors and how they were used, including the BS-1, BS-212, and BS-3; development of a gas-grain ionization chamber; Solrad series detectors; solar radiation research; ionization chamber detectors; collimators; development of stellar ultraviolet detectors; discovery of Scorpius X-1 and Crab Nebula X-ray sources; HEAO (High Energy Astronomy Observatory) detector; determining the aspect of a rocket; quality of computers used.
Edward Taylor (E.T.) Byram (1914-). Physics. Education: University of Toledo, B.E. (1940). Professional experience: US Naval Research Laboratory, Head Rocket Astronomer, Atmosphere and Astrophysics Div., 1954-. Research interests: Atmosphere and astrophysics research in far ultra violet spectra from rockets.
Robert Kreplin spent the summers of 1948 and 1949 at the NRL while finishing his B.A. in physics at Dartmouth University. After receiving his M.A. in 1952, Kreplin returned to the Lab permanently.
Byram, Edward Taylor (E.T.)
Kreplin, Robert.
Naval Research Laboratory (U.S.) -- History.
X-ray astronomy
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DeVorkin, David H., 1944-, interviewer.
Kreplin, Robert., interviewee.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA