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O'Connell, D. J. K.
Oral history interview with Daniel Joseph Kelly O'Connell, 1976 August 31.
Early interest in seismology and astronomy, training in physics; postgraduate year at Harvard Observatory with Harlow Shapley, 1931-1932; on staff of Riverview Observatory, Australia, 1933-1952; director of the Vatican Observatory, 1952-c.1970. Interest in variable stars, seismology, changes in character of international meetings over the years, popular interest in astronomy, role and attitudes of Catholics (e.g. George Lemítre) in astronomy. Also prominently mentioned are: Bertiau, Arthur Stanley Eddington, George Lemítre, Peter Millmann, Cecilia Payne Gaposchkin, Henry Norris Russell, Martin Ryle; International Astronomical Union, and Mount Wilson Observatory.
Astronomer. Born 1896.
Eddington, Arthur Stanley, Sir, 1882-1944.
Lemat̋re, Georges, 1894-
Millmann, Peter
O'Connell, D. J. K.
Payne-Gaposchkin, Cecilia, 1900-1979-
Russell, Henry Norris, 1877-1957
Ryle, Martin, 1918-1984-
Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972.
Harvard University.
International Astronomical Union.
Mount Wilson Solar Observatory
Riverview College Observatory (Australia)
Vatican Observatory
Astronomy -- Congresses.
Religion and science.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings lcgft
Transcripts. aat
Weart, Spencer R., 1942- interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA