Edmondson, Frank K. (Frank Kelly), 1912-

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Astronomer (stellar motions, asteroids, faint stars) and administrator. On the astronomy faculty at Indiana University from 1937, including department chair, 1944-1978, and observatory director, 1945-1978; research associate, McDonald Observatory from 1941; and vice president and president, Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, 1957-1965.

From the description of History of AURA : interviews and documentation, 1978-1991. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80524711

From the description of Selected papers [microform], 1936-1948. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80927787

Astronomer (stellar motions, asteroids, faint stars) and administrator. On the astronomy faculty at University of Indiana from 1937, including department chair, 1944-1978, and observatory director, 1945-1978; research associate, McDonald Observatory from 1941; and vice president and president, Associated Universities for Research in Astronomy, 1957-1965.

From the description of AURA, Kitt Peak and Cerro Tololo---the early years. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84185878

Frank K. Edmondson graduated from Indiana University in 1933. After earning his PhD at Harvard in 1937, he returned to Indiana University as a professor of astronomy, where he remained for the entirety of his professional career.

From the description of Frank K. Edmondson papers, 1904-2003. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 712789184

From the guide to the Frank K. Edmondson papers, 1904-2003, (Indiana University Office of University Archives and Records Management http://www.libraries.iub.edu/archives)

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creatorOf Mohler, Orren C. (Orren Cuthbert), 1908-1985. Orren C. Mohler papers, 1928-1979. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Jones, James H. (James Howard), 1943-. Oral history interviews of the History: Kinsey Institute for Sex Research Oral History Project, 1971-1972. Indiana University
creatorOf Frank K. Edmondson papers, 1904-2003 Indiana University Office of University Archives and Records Managementhttp://www.libraries.iub.edu/archives
referencedIn Cohen, Cheryl Bernstein,. Oral history interviews of the Retired IU Faculty Oral History Project, 1984-1985. Indiana University
creatorOf Edmondson, Frank K. (Frank Kelley), 1912-. Oral history interview with Frank K. Edmondson, 21 April 1977 and 2 February 1978. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn King, Ivan R. Oral history interview with Ivan Robert King, 1977 July 18 and 20 July 1978. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Mohler, Orren C. (Orren Cuthbert), 1908-1985. Orren C. Mohler transcript of oral history interview, 1979. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Center for History of Physics (American Institute of Physics). History of Modern Astrophysics Archives, 1976-1979. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy Records, 1953-1974 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Edmondson, Frank K. (Frank Kelly), 1912-. Oral history interviews of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc. (AURA) in the 20th Century Oral History Project, 1984. Indiana University
creatorOf Edmondson, Frank K. (Frank Kelly), 1912-. Frank K. Edmondson papers, 1904-2003. Indiana University
creatorOf American Astronomical Society. Meeting (1999: Chicago, Ill.). Selected presentations from the AAS Centennial Meeting [sound recording] / 1999 May 30 - June 3. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn National Air and Space Museum. Dept. of Space History. The Space Telescope History Project, 1983-1990. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf McMath, Robert R. (Robert Raynolds), 1891-1962. Robert R. McMath papers, 1916-1912. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Robert R. McMath Papers, 1916-1962 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy. Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy records, 1953-1974. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Goldberg, Leo. Oral History interview with Leo Goldberg, 1983A, August 9 and October 10. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Edmondson, Frank K., 1912-. Frank K. Edmondson papers, [1936-1948] [microform]. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
referencedIn AURA - Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Incorporated, 1983-1984 Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memoryhttp://www.indiana.edu/~cshm
creatorOf American Association for the Advancement of Science. Meeting (1970 : Chicago, Il.). Symposium proceedings on teaching astronomy in the 1970s. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf McMath, Robert R. (Robert Raynolds), 1891-1962. Robert R. McMath papers, 1916-1962. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Edmondson, Frank K. (Frank Kelley), 1912-. History of AURA : interviews and documentation, 1978-1991. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Aller, Lawrence H. (Lawrence Hugh), 1913-2003. Oral history interview with Lawrence H. Aller, 1979 August 18. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy. Executive Committee. Records, 1962-1965. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Edmondson, Frank K. (Frank Kelley), 1912-. AURA, Kitt Peak and Cerro Tololo---the early years. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn American Astronomical Society. Office of the Treasurer. Records of Frank K. Edmondson, 1898-1979. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Edmondson, Frank K. (Frank Kelley), 1912-. Selected papers [microform], 1936-1948. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn American Astronomical Society. Records, 1897-1988, (bulk 1920-1980). American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Van de Kamp, Peter, 1901-. Three conferences on astronomy and cosmology [motion picture] / photographed by Peter Van de Kamp. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
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associatedWith Abt, Helmut A. person
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associatedWith Borgmann, Carl W. (Carl Williams), 1905- person
associatedWith Brunk, William Edward, 1928- person
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associatedWith Cisler, Walker L. (Walker Lee), 1897-1994. person
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associatedWith DeVorkin, David H., 1944- person
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associatedWith Franklin, James A. person
associatedWith Giclas, H. L. (Henry L.) person
associatedWith Goldberg, Leo. person
associatedWith Gould, Laurence McKinley, 1896-1995. person
associatedWith Greenstein, Jesse L. (Jesse Leonard), 1909-2002. person
associatedWith Hackerman, Norman. person
associatedWith Handler, Philip, 1917-1981. person
associatedWith Harvard University. corporateBody
associatedWith Harvill, Richard A. (Richard Anderson), 1905- person
associatedWith Haury, Emil W. (Emil Walter), 1904-1992. person
associatedWith Herget, Paul, 1908- person
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associatedWith Heyns, Roger W. (Roger William), 1918-1995. person
associatedWith Hiltner, W. A. (William Albert), 1914- person
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associatedWith Indiana University Center for the Study of History and Memory corporateBody
associatedWith Indiana University. Dept. of Astronomy corporateBody
associatedWith Keenan, Philip C. (Philip Childs), 1908- person
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associatedWith Klopsteg, Paul E. (Paul Ernest), 1889- person
associatedWith Kuiper, Gerard P. (Gerard Peter), 1905-1973. person
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associatedWith Lindblad, Per Olof, 1927- person
associatedWith Linnell, Albert P. (Albert Paul), 1922- person
associatedWith Lowell Observatory. corporateBody
associatedWith Mayall, N. U. (Nicholas Ulrich), 1906-1993. person
associatedWith McDonald Observatory. corporateBody
associatedWith McMath, Robert R. (Robert Raynolds), 1891-1962. person
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associatedWith Mitchell, S. A. (Samuel Alfred), 1874-1960. person
associatedWith Mohler, Orren C. (Orren Cuthbert), 1908-1985. person
associatedWith Morgan, W. W. (William Wilson), 1906-1994. person
associatedWith National Air and Space Museum. Dept. of Space History. corporateBody
associatedWith National Radio Astronomy Observatory (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith National Science Foundation (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Newell, Homer Edward, 1915- person
associatedWith Olson, Edward C. (Edward Cooper), 1930- person
associatedWith Oort, Jan Hendrik. person
associatedWith Pascoe, Juan, 1923- person
associatedWith Philip, A. G. Davis. person
associatedWith Robertson, Randal M. (Randal McGavock), 1911- person
associatedWith Roman, Nancy Grace, 1925- person
associatedWith Russell, Henry Norris, 1877-1957. person
associatedWith Seeger, Raymond John, 1906- person
associatedWith Shane, Charles Donald. person
associatedWith Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972. person
associatedWith Smith, Alex G. (Alexander Goudy), 1919-2001. person
associatedWith Spitzer, Lyman, 1914-1997. person
associatedWith Stock, Jürgen. person
associatedWith Stratton, Julius Adams, 1901-1994. person
associatedWith Struve, Otto, 1897-1963. person
associatedWith Tuve, Merle Antony, 1901-1982. person
associatedWith Van de Kamp, Peter, 1901- person
associatedWith Vyssotsky, A. N. (Alexander N.), b. 1888. person
associatedWith Wilson, J. Tuzo (John Tuzo), 1908- person
associatedWith Yerkes Observatory. corporateBody
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Astronomy--Societies, etc
Artificial satellites, Russian
Astronomical observatories--History
Radio astronomy
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Birth 1912-08-01

Death 2008-12-08

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