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Oke, J. Beverley, 1928-2004.
Oral history interview with J. Beverley Oke, 1991 September 10 and 11.
Early life and undergraduate study at the University of Toronto (1945-1949); physics as a background for astronomy. Study with Martin Schwarzchild at Princeton (1950-1953); joins California Institute of Technology faculty (1958). Early work in image intensification and charge coupled devices (CCD's). Pioneering of multiple slit observation and Norris fiber spectrograph. Origins of keck telescipe mirror design. Relationship among University of California, University of Arizona, and Caltech. Fundraising for Keck telescope; the Hoffmand gift; site selection. Early difficulties with mirror polishing for Multiple Mirror Telescope designs; influence of Jerry Nelson; problems with dome construction. Difficulties with oxygen depriviation at Mauna Kea site. Use of large telescope for quasar observations and solar seismology. Plans for Keck II telescope; comments on the European Southern Observatory.
California Institute of Technology -- Faculty.
Princeton University.
University of Arizona.
University of California (1868-1952)
University of Toronto.
W.M. Keck Observatory.
Telescopes -- Design and construction.
Astronomy. -- Observations
Fund raising.
Anoxemia -- Mauna Kea -- Hawaii.
Image intensifiers.
Charge coupled devices.
Oral histories. aat
Multiple mirror telescopes.
Nelson, Jerry E.
Oke, J. Beverley, 1928-2004.
Schwarzschild, Martin
European Southern Observatory.
Keck Telescope.
Moyd, Timothy D., interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA