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Astronomical observatories

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

George Ellery Hale Papers

Identifier: HaleGE
Overview Digitized: this collection is available on the web. George Ellery Hale (1868–1938) was an influential astrophysicist and science administrator. This collection of Hale’s scientific, professional, and personal papers documents his roles in inventing the spectrohelioscope; promoting international cooperation among scientists; and founding major observatories, as well as the California Institute of Technology, Huntington Library, Astrophysical...
Dates: 1863 - 1950; Majority of material found within 1882 - 1938

Interview with Jerry E. Nelson

 Digital Record
Identifier: 2018-09-10-000002

Interview with Jerry E. Nelson, 1992-06-02

Scope and Contents An interview in June 1992 with Jerry Nelson, project scientist for the W. M. Keck Observatory from 1985 through 2012 and principal designer of Keck I, the revolutionary 10-meter segmented-mirror telescope on Mauna Kea.He recalls his undergraduate years as a physics major (BS 1965) at Caltech, especially freshman and sophomore physics with Richard Feynman, and his work on 60-inch telescope at Mt. Wilson with Robert Leighton. Graduate work in physics at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory;...
Dates: 1992-06-02; Publication: 1999

Helen Wright Collection on George Ellery Hale

Identifier: 10175-MS
Scope and Contents This collection consists of material collected by Helen Wright in the course of writing her 1966 biography of George Ellery Hale, Explorer of the Universe. It includes copies of documents which can also be found in the George Ellery Hale Papers, but also documents from other sources and Wright’s transcripts of some handwritten letters, particularly those from Hale to his wife and daughter.
Dates: 1887–1972