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Osterbrock, Donald E.
Oral history interview with Donald E. Osterbrock, 1982 January 21.
Focusses on work during his graduate student years at Yerkes Observatory with Stewart L. Sharpless under the supervision of William Morgan. Morgan's use of H II regions of spiral arms, the Greenstein-Henyey camera, AAS meeting; death of his father; other astronomers' spiral arms and methods; OB stars; doctoral thesis; improvements in infrared photography of galaxies. Also prominently mentioned are: Wilhelm Heinrich Walter Baade, Bart Jan Bok, Butler Burton, Arthur D. Code, Jesse Leonard Greenstein, Louis Henyey, James E. Miller, Rudolph Leo Bernhard Minkowski, Stanley Owen Morgan, B. Stars, Albert Edward Whitford; American Astronomical Society, Mount Wilson Observatory, Sky and Telescope, University of Wisconsin, and Yerkes Observatory.
Born 1924.
Baade, Walter, 1893-1960.
Bok, Bart J. (Bart Jan), 1906-1983
Burton, Butler
Code, Arthur D.
Greenstein, Jesse L. (Jesse Leonard), 1909-2002-
Henyey, Louis George
Miller, James E.
Minkowski, Rudolph Leo Bernhard, 1895-1976
Morgan, Stanley Owen, 1900-
Morgan, W. W. (William Wilson), 1906-1994
Osterbrock, Donald E.
Sharpless, Stewart L. 1926-
Stars, B.
Whitford, Albert E. (Albert Edward), 1905-2002
American Astronomical Society.
Mount Wilson Solar Observatory
University of Wisconsin.
Yerkes Observatory.
Sky and telescope
Astronomical photography.
Astronomy -- Observations
Astronomy -- Societies, etc.
H II regions (Astrophysics)
Stars -- Observations.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings lcgft
Transcripts. aat
Gingerich, Owen. interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA