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Upgren, Arthur R.
Oral history interview with Arthur R. Upgren, 1977 March 14.
Early education at University of Minneapolis and Washington, DC; early interests in astronomy and science; early contact with Willem Luyten, 1940; graduate school at the University of Michigan and continuation of graduate work at Case Western Reserve University; Jason Nassau and galactic structure; research positions at Swarthmore College and the Naval Observatory; move to Wesleyan University, 1966; teaching and astrometric research; the Fund for Astrophysical Research (FAR); the restoration of Clark telescopes; influential astronomers: W. Luyten, Peter van de Kamp, Kai A. Strand, Sidney McCuskey, Bart Bok; professional conditions at Wesleyan. Also prominently mentioned are: Heinrich Eichhorn, Thornton Page, Herbert Rood, Frank Zabriskie; American-Australian Observatory, and Van Vleck Observatory.
Born in 1933.
Bok, Bart J. (Bart Jan), 1906-1983
Eichhorn, Heinrich
Luyten, Willem Jacob, 1899-1994
McCuskey, Sidney Wilcox
Nassau, Jason John, 1893-1965
Page, Thornton.
Rood, Herbert J.
Strand, K. Aage (Kaj Aage), 1907-
Upgren, Arthur R.
Van de Kamp, Peter, 1901-
Zabriskie, Frank
American-Australian Observatory
Case Western Reserve University.
Swarthmore College.
United States Naval Observatory.
University of Michigan.
Van Vleck Observatory.
Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.).
Astronomy -- Societies, etc.
Astronomy -- Study and teaching.
Astrophysics -- History
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DeVorkin, David H., 1944- interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA