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Boyce, Peter B.
Oral history interview with Peter Bradford Boyce, 1996 December 4 and 1997 February 19.
This interview is part of a small program to document the recent history of the American Astronomical Society (AAS). These interviews were used as background studies to help authors of chapters of the centennial history volume of the Society research and organize documentary materials. The volume to be published in 1999. Peter Boyce discusses: obtaining position as American Astronomical Society (AAS) executive officer (1979-1997); starting up the newsletter, travel grants, research grants, moving the executive office to Washington, DC; computerizing the AAS; increasing interaction with Congress; support of statistical research; astronomy education; fundraising and budget; increasing membership; possible merger of AAS and Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP); Carl Sagan and Robert Kirshner Congressional briefings; and his interactions with Ivan King, Dave Heeschen, Art Code, Maarten Schmidt, Bernie Burke, Andrea Dupree, John Bahcall, Don Osterbrock, Arlo Landolt, Harold Weaver, Margaret Burbidge, Hank Gurin, Jarus Quinn, and Don Wells.
American astronomer (1936- ). M.A. University of Michigan (1962); Ph.D. astronomy University of Michigan (1963). Professional experience includes: resident astronomer, Lowell Observatory (1963-1975); adjunct professor, Ohio State University (1970-1975); astronomy division program director, National Science Foundation (1973-1979); executive officer, American Astronomical Society (1979-1995); member, Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Science Working Group, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (1982-1990); chair, National Academy of Science, Astronomy and Astrophysics Survey Committee (1989-1991).
Bahcall, John N.
Boyce, Peter B.
Burbidge, E. Margaret
Burke, Bernard F., 1928-
Code, Arthur D.
Dupree, Andrea K.
Heeschen, David S.
King, Ivan R.
Kirshner, Robert P., 1949-
Landolt, Arlo U. (Arlo Udell), 1935-
Osterbrock, Donald E.
Quinn, Jarus W.
Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996
Schmidt, Maarten, 1929-
Weaver, Harold F.
Wells, Donald Carson
American Astronomical Society
American Astronomical Society -- History.
American Astronomical Society -- Congresses.
Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Astronomy -- Administration.
Astronomy -- Societies, etc.
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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