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Personal histories of X-ray astronomy records, 1967-2013

Description of Collection

Repository

American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

American Astronomical Society. High Energy Astrophysics Division

Size of collection

0.25 linear feet
1 half manuscript box

Short description of collection

Video and historical contributions from members of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) High Energy Astrophysics Division involved in the history of x-ray astronomy over its first 50 years. Includes a DVD of meeting session from 2013 AAS meeting celebrating the 50th anniversary.

Language(s) of collection

English

Collection number:

ar20131155

Historical Note

Division of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), it assists and promotes the advancement of research and the dissemination of knowledge about high energy events, particles, quanta, relativistic gravitational fields, and related phenomena in the astrophysical universe.

Scope and Contents of Collection

Video and historical contributions from members of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) High Energy Astrophysics Division involved in the history of x-ray astronomy over its first 50 years. Includes a DVD of meeting session from 2013 AAS meeting celebrating the 50th anniversary. Contributions given by Hale Bradt, Lynn Cominsky, Gordon P. Garmire, Edwin M. Kellogg, Jonathan McDowell, Laurence Peterson, Ken Pounds, Frederick Seward, Jean Swank, Harvey Tananbaum and Wallace Tucker, Martin Weisskopf, and P. Frank Winkler.

Restrictions on Use and Access

https://www.aip.org/history-programs/niels-bohr-library/item-request.

Selected Search Terms

These papers have been indexed in the International Catalog of Sources for History of Physics and Allied Sciences (ICOS) using the following terms. Those seeking related materials should search under these terms.

Persons

Bradt, Hale, 1930-
Cominsky, Lynn R.
Garmire, Gordon P. (Gordon Paul), 1937-
Kellogg, Edwin M.
McDowell, Jonathan
Peterson, Laurence E., 1931-
Pounds, K. (Ken)
Seward, Frederick D.
Swank, Jean H.
Tananbaum, Harvey D.
Tucker, Wallace H.
Weisskopf, Martin.
Winkler, P. Frank

Institutions

American Astronomical Society. High-Energy Astronomy Division
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Subject terms

X-ray astronomy.
X-ray astronomy. History. 20th century

Organization and Arrangement of Collection

Collection is arranged alphabetically by author of contribution with the video of meeting session as the last item.

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Received as contributions from all the authors in 2013.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Amanda Nelson in 2013.

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], Personal histories of X-ray astronomy records, 1967-2013. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information

Title

Finding Aid to the Personal histories of X-ray astronomy records, 1967-2013

Publisher

American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives

One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740
USA
nbl@aip.org

2013

Encoding Information

Machine-readable finding aid encoded by Amanda Nelson in 2013. Any revisions made to this finding aid occurred as part of the editing and encoding process.

Series I: Personal histories of x-ray astronomy records

Box 1 Folder 1 Bradt, Hale - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)'s First Scientific Sounding Rocket Launch at White Sand Missile Range, 1967, 2012
Folder 2 Bradt, Hale - Reflections on the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer, 2010
Folder 3 Bradt, Hale - SAS-3 May 8, 1975 to April 9, 1979: An Informal History, 1979
Folder 4 Cominsky, Lynn - From Uhuru at Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) to SAS-3 at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): Looking for X-ray Binaries in All the Right Places, 2013
Folder 5 Garmire, Gordon P. - A Brief History of My Work on X-ray Astronomy, 2013
Folder 6 Kellogg, Edwin M. - My Life Over 46 Years in X-ray Astronomy, 2013
Folder 7 McDowell, Jonathan - Rockets for Extrasolar X-rays, 2013
Folder 8 Peterson, Laurence - A Personal Perspective on the Early Years of High Energy Astronomy: from Minnesota to San Diego, 2013
Folder 9 Pounds, Ken - Recollections from 50 years of X-ray Astronomy at Leicester, 2013
Folder 10 Seward, Frederick - X-ray Astronomy at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory 1965-1975, 2013
Folder 11 Swank, Jean - Notes from a Second Generation X-ray Astronomer: the Interplay between Theory and Observations in X-ray Astrophysics, 2012
Folder 12 Tananbaum, Harvey and Tucker, Wallace - Mirror Man, 2013
Folder 13 Weisskopf, Martin C. - From a Sounding Rocket per Year to an Observatory per Lifetime, 2013
Folder 14 Winkler, P. Frank - X-ray Astronomy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the 1970s: A Personal Memoir, 2013
Folder 15 Video of American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting session: Fifty Years of Celestial X-ray Astronomy, January 7, 2013