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Mayall, N. U. (Nicholas Ulrich), 1906-1993-
Oral history interview with Nicholas Mayall, 1977 February 13.
This focussed interview treats the social and scientific relationships among Mayall, Edwin Hubble, and Milton L. Humason. Topics include Mayall's early work on redshifts, the preservation of his papers, thoughts on theories of the universe, ground- and space-based astronomy, his work at Mt. Hamilton, his move to Kitt Peak National Observatory, and public relations in astronomy. Also prominently mentioned are: Walter Adams, Wilhelm Baade, Charles D. Shane; California Institute of Technology Kellogg Radiation Laboratory, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, Lick Observatory, and Mt. Wilson and Palomar Observatories.
Adams, Walter S. (Walter Sydney), 1876-1956.
Baade, Walter, 1893-1960.
Hubble, Edwin, 1889-1953
Humason, Milton L. (Milton La Salle), 1891-1972
Mayall, N. U. (Nicholas Ulrich), 1906-1993-
Shane, Charles Donald, 1895-1983.
California Institute of Technology
Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory.
Lick Observatory.
Palomar Observatory.
Red shift.
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Shapiro, Bert interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA