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Overview AirTalk is the longest-running daily talk show in Southern California, aired for the first time on April, 1985. Starting in 1988, the talk show hosted by Larry Mantle, was devoted to Caltech and JPL on the third Wednesday of every month and had the title “AirTalk: The Caltech Edition”.The first broadcast of "AirTalk: The Caltech Edition" took to the airwaves on January 20, 1988. The program was aired from 6 to 7 PM on KPCC, the National Public Radio affiliate of Pasadena City...
Dates: 1988 - 2002
Overview Ira Sprague Bowen: 1898-1973. Astrophysicist; Director, Mt. Wilson Observatory, 1946-1964; Professor of Physics, Caltech 1926-45. Much of his physics research was concerned with studies of spectral lines and spectroscopy; in the 1930s his interests turned more to astronomy and astrophysics and he devised many new instruments and techniques for observational astronomy. Papers include correspondence (ca. 1933-47), notebooks (many from his years at University of Chicago, 1916-21), articles,...
Overview The Earnest C. Watson Lecture Series brings to the public the most innovative scientific research taking place at Caltech. Spotlighting a small selection of the pioneering research the Caltech faculty is conducting, these lectures are geared toward a general audience, part of the Institute's commitment to benefiting the local community through education and outreach. The lectures are given by world renowned Caltech Faculty and in the past have featured also several Nobel Prize winners, such as...
Overview These papers document the career of William A. Fowler, who served on the physics faculty at California Institute of Technology from 1939 until 1982. Focusing heavily on nuclear physics and astrophysics, the Fowler papers form a rich and important collection for the history of physics, and illustrate the politics and sociology of science in the twentieth century. They also contain substantial material on Caltech's World War II rocket developments, plus documents on Project Vista, a Cold-War...
Overview These papers document the career of Jesse L. Greenstein, a Harvard educated astronomer who came to the California Institute of Technology in 1948 to run the astronomy program. While at Caltech he did research on stellar composition and high resolution spectra using the Palomar telescope. The papers consist of correspondence, technical material, professional organizational material, class and lecture notes, and subject files. They emphasize Greenstein's research on the discovery of peculiar...
Overview This collection documents the career of Robert B. Leighton, who served as a member of the physics faculty at the California Institute of Technology from 1949 until 1986. The materials relating to the California Institute of Technology include research proposals for funding on design projects for NASA, radio and optical telescope dish designs (Owens Valley Radio Observatory and Keck Telescope), and radio astronomy, and other observational data. The papers also contain lecture notes to courses...
Dates: 1914 - 1951
- Subject: Astronomy X
- California Institute of Technology 5
- Mount Wilson Observatory 2
- Anderson, John Augustus (Astronomer) 1
- Bowen, Ira Sprague, 1898-1973 (Astronomer, Astrophysicist) 1
- California Institute of Technology. Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy 1
- Feynman, Richard P. (Richard Phillips), 1918-1988 1
- Fowler, William Alfred (Physicist, Nobel Laureate) 1
- Gell-Mann, Murray, 1929- 1
- Greenstein, Jesse L. (Jesse Leonard), 1909-2002 (Astrophysicist) 1
- Lauritsen, Charles Christian, 1892-1968 (Nuclear Physicist) 1
- Leighton, Robert Benjamin (Physicist) 1
- Michelson, Albert A. (Albert Abraham), 1852-1931 1
- Millikan, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953 (Experimental Physicist, Nobel Laureate, Caltech President) 1
- Minkowski, Rudolph (Rudolf), 1895-1976 1 ∧ less