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Abell, George O. (George Ogden), 1927-1983.
Oral history interview with George Ogden Abell, 1977 November 14.
Early life in California, undergraduate work at California Institute of Technology; graduate work there in physics and astronomy, including work at Mt. Wilson-Palomar Observatories, 1951-1954. Accounts of Palomar sky survey, 1953-1956, and work on galaxies. Impressions of instructors, among them Edwin B. Hubble, Fritz Zwicky, Walter Baade, Rudolf Minkowski. Joined University of California, Los Angeles' astronomy department in 1956; history, faculty, and expansion. Discussion of Abell's professional interest in popularization of astronomy since 1960s (textbook, BBC-Open University work, campaign against astrology, summer science program) and technical work on superclusters and cosmology. Also prominently mentioned are: Theodore C. Abell, Lawrence Hugh Aller, Clarence Cleminshaw, Richard Phillips Feynman, Jesse Leonard Greenstein, Alfred H. Joy, Guido M nch, Sidney Omarr, Donald Osterbrock, Jay Pasachoff, Dan Popper, George Rainey, Paul Routly, Allan Sandage, Schmidt, John Donovan Strong, Gerard Henri de Vaucouleurs, Al Wilson; American Astronomical Society, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Griffith Observatory, Max-Planck-Institut f r Physik und Astrophysik, National Geographic Society (U.S.), and Open University.
Abell, George O. (George Ogden), 1927-1983.
Aller, Lawrence H. (Lawrence Hugh), 1913-2003
Baade, Walter, 1893-1960.
Cleminshaw, Clarence H. (Clarence Higbee), 1902-
Feynman, Richard P. (Richard Phillips), 1918-1988
Greenstein, Jesse L. (Jesse Leonard), 1909-2002-
Hubble, Edwin, 1889-1953.
Joy, Alfred H., (Alfred Harrison), 1882-1973.
M nch, Guido, 1921-
Omarr, Sydney.
Osterbrock, Donald E.
Pasachoff, Jay M.
Popper, Daniel M.
Sandage, Allan.
Strong, John, 1905-
American Astronomical Society.
California Institute of Technology.
Griffith Observatory.
Institut f r Astrophysik (Max-Planck-Institut f r Physik und Astrophysik).
National Geographic Society (U.S.).
Palomar Observatory.
University of California, Los Angeles.
Astronomy. -- Observations
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings lcgft
Transcripts. aat
Science -- Popularization.
Schmidt telescopes
Abell, Theodore C.
Minkowski, Rudolph Leo Bernhard, 1895-1976.
Rainey, George.
Routly, Paul McRae
Vancouleurs, Gerald Henri de.
Wilson, Al.
Astronomy -- Study and teaching.
Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Weart, Spencer R., 1942- interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA