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Smith, Elske v. P. (Elske van Panhuys), 1929-
Oral history interview with Elske v. P. Smith, 2017 July 5.
Elske van Panhuys Smith discusses topics including: her childhood in Monaco, Austria, Holland, Venezuela, Costa Rica, and the United States of America; undergraduate education at Radcliffe with Harlow Shapley; marriage to Henry Smith; graduate school in astronomy at Harvard University with Bart Bok; job interviews with Leo Goldberg, Jesse Greenstein, Carnegie Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM), Jack Evans; job offer at Sacramento Peak; reception from graduate professors concerning solar astronomy; family life and children in Alamogordo; High Altitude Observatory; fellowship at the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics in Boulder; move to Washington, DC for husband's job offer at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) headquarters; teaching position at the University of Maryland; American Astronomical Society (AAS) and the early years of the Solar Physics Division (SPD); discrimination against women in scence; Ed Dennison; Donald Menze; Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) teaching and administration in the College of Humanities and Science; research at the Naval Observatory and Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff.
Solar physicist; PhD in astronomy, Radcliffe College (1956); has worked at Sacramento Peak Observatory, Lowell Observatory, Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, Goddard Space Flight Center, University of Maryland, and Virginia Commonwealth University.
Bok, Bart J. (Bart Jan), 1906-1983
Dennison, Edwin W.
Goldberg, Leo
Greenstein, Jesse L. (Jesse Leonard), 1909-2002
Menzel, Donald H. (Donald Howard), 1901-1976
Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972.
Smith, Elske v. P. (Elske van Panhuys), 1929-
American Astronomical Society
American Astronomical Society. Solar Physics Division
Carnegie Institution of Washington. Department of Terrestrial Magnetism
Goddard Space Flight Center
High Altitude Observatory (National Center for Atmospheric Research (U.S.))
Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics
Lowell Observatory
Radcliffe College
Sacramento Peak Observatory
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
United States Naval Observatory
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Maryland at College Park. Department of Physics and Astronomy
Virginia Commonwealth University. College of Humanities and Sciences
Sex discrimination against women.
Sex discrimination in science
Women in astronomy
Women in science
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Thompson, Samantha M., interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA