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Bateson, Frank M.
Oral history interview with Frank M. Bateson, 1985 May 16.
Early life in Sydney; interest in astronomy (Halley's Comet, 1910); American astronomers; war years and science in New Zealand Navy; employment in Cook Islands, 1945-1959; manager of a trading concern; contract with Brad Wood, University of Pennsylvania; lecture tour to Canada and the United States (Harlow Shapley, Charles D. Shane), 1957; state of astronomy in New Zealand in the 1920s and now; establishment of Black Birch Observatory in New Zealand; interest in cooperative ventures with the United States; the Mt. John years, funding efforts; 1965 total solar eclipse in Cook Islands; comments on retirement, publications, UFO's and extraterrestrial life; role in Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand.
Bateson, Frank M.
Shane, Charles Donald, 1895-1983.
Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972.
Wood, Brad
Black Birch Astrometric Observatory
Mount John Observatory.
Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand.
University of Pennsylvania
Astronomers -- New Zealand.
Astronomers -- United States.
Astronomical observatories.
Astronomy -- New Zealand.
Life on other planets.
Solar eclipses.
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Dick, Steven J. interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA