Oort, Jan Hendrik

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Astronomer (galactic structure, interstellar gas, comets). (1900-1992). Astronomer at and, from 1945, Director of the Leiden Observatory; on the faculty of University of Leiden from 192; established observational verification of galactic rotation; one of the authors of the Oort-Lindbald theory of differential galactic rotation; initiator, with Baade, of the European Southern Observatory; general secretary of the International Astronomical Union from 1935-1948, and president from 1958-1961.

From the description of Selected correspondence [microform], 1927-1956. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83300201

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referencedIn Hulst, H. C. van de (Hendrik Christoffel), 1918-. Oral history interview with Hendrik Christoffell van de Hulst, 1978 July 20. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Schmidt, Maarten. Oral history interview with Maarten Schmidt, 1975 June 9 and 1977 October 24. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Wesselink, Adriaan J., 1909-. Oral history interview with Adriann J. Wesselink, 1977 September 23 and 1978 June 21. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Schwarzschild, Martin. Oral history interview with Martin Schwarzschild, 1977 March 10 to 19 July 1979. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Goldberg, Leo. Informal moments, International Astronomical Union General Assembly, Zurich, 1948 [motion picture] / photographed by Leo Goldberg. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn European Southern Observatory. Papers, ca. 1953-ca. 1974. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Center for History of Physics (American Institute of Physics). History of Modern Astrophysics Archives, 1976-1979. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Swope, Henrietta Hill, 1902-. Papers of Henrietta Hill Swope, 1923-1979. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Archive for the History of Quantum Physics, 1898-1950 (bulk), 1898-1950 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Oort, Jan Hendrik. Selected correspondence [microform], 1927-1956. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn History of Modern Astrophysics Collection, 1849-1979 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Schmidt, Maarten. Oral history interview with Maarten Schmidt, 1975 March 10. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Bowen, Ira Sprague, 1898-1973. Oral history interview with Ira Sprague Bowen, 1968 August 9 and 26 August 1969. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Huffer, Charles M. (Charles Morse), 1894-. Oral history interview with Charles M. Huffer, 1977 July 8. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Arp, Halton C. Oral history interview with Halton Christian Arp, 1975 July 29. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Hubble, Edwin Powell, 1889-1953. Selected papers [microform], 1900-1960. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Purcell, Edward M. Oral history interview with Edward Mills Purcell, 1977 June 8 and 14. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Strand, K. Aage (Kaj Aage), 1907-2000. K. Aage Strand papers, 1875-1999 (bulk 1947-1977). Library of Congress
creatorOf Oort, Jan Hendrik. Selected correspondence of Jan Hendrik Oort, 1927-1956 [microform]. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn Van de Kamp, Peter, 1901-. Dedication of McDonald Observatory at Fort Davis, Texas [motion picture] / taken by Peter Van de Kamp. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Edmondson, Frank K. (Frank Kelley), 1912-. History of AURA : interviews and documentation, 1978-1991. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Agt, S. L. Th. J. van. Oral history interview with Steven L. van Agt, 1977 November 3. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Hulst, H. C. van de (Hendrik Christoffel), 1918-. Oral history interview with Dr. H. van de Hulst 1978. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Hertzsprung, Ejnar, 1873-1967. Correspondence, 1903-1966. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Bok, Bart J. (Bart Jan), 1906-1983. Oral history interview with Bart Jan Bok, 1978 May 15 to 14 June. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Nicholson, Seth B. (Seth Barnes), 1891-1963. Papers of Seth Barnes Nicholson, 1914-1963. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Blaauw, Adriaan. Oral history interview with Adriaan Blaauw, 1979 August 19. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Oort, Jan Hendrik. Papers, 1919-1975. American Institute of Physics
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Stars--Structure
Stars--Populations
Astronomy--Archival resources
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Birth 1900-04-28

Death 1992-11-05

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