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Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996
Oral history interview with Carl Sagan, 1991 August 27.
Interview covers period through 1968. Born in New Jersey in 1934; recollections of early home life, education at Rahway High School, undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Chicago; interactions with H. J. Muller, Harold C. Urey, and Gerard P. Kuiper; impressions of Yerkes Observatory and staff; work at Armour Research Foundation; reactions to thesis research on atmosphere of Venus and organic material on the Moon; postdoctoral appointment at University of California, Berkeley, 1960-1962; subsequent appointment to the Harvard College Observatory, 1962-1968; then Cornell University, 1968 to present. Recollections of research collaborations with I. S. Shklovskii, Melvin Calvin, Joshua Lederberg, James Pollack, and others; research on planetary atmospheres; appointment as editor of ICARUS; and formation of Division of Planetary Sciences; involvement in various organizations and causes.
Kuiper, Gerard P. (Gerard Peter), 1905-1973
Muller, H. J. (Hermann Joseph), 1890-1967.
Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996
Urey, Harold Clayton, 1893-1981
Cornell University
Harvard College Observatory
University of Chicago.
Yerkes Observatory.
ICARUS (Journal)
Venus (Planet) -- Atmosphere.
Lunar geology.
Planets -- Atmospheres.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings lcgft
Transcripts. aat
Calvin, Melvin, 1911-1997
Lederberg, Joshua.
Pollack, James B.
Shklovski , I. S.
Astronomy -- Study and teaching.
Armour Research Foundation.
Doel, Ronald Edmund interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA