Roberts, Walter Orr

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Orr was born in 1915.

From the description of Response to History of Modern Astrophysics Survey, 1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77849767

Solar astronomer and geophysicist. Director of High Altitude Observatory, University of Colorado, 1946-1961; Director, National Center for Atmospheric Research, 1960-1968.

From the description of Oral history interview with Walter Orr Roberts, 1987 August 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78228351

From the description of Oral history interview with Walter Orr Roberts, 1983. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78696867

Walter Orr Roberts (b.1915-d.1990), physicist. Education: Amherst College, A.B., 1938; Harvard, A.M., 1940, Ph. D. (astrophysics), 1943. Professional experience: Researcher, Eastman Kodak (1938-39); Harvard University, observer, 1942-146); High Altitude Observatory, University of Colorado, Director (1946-61); NCAR, Directory (1961-68). Research interests: Solar astronomy, geophysics, solar weather research, coronographs, photography in science.

From the description of Oral history interview with Walter Orr Roberts, 1983, July 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154305692

Roberts (1915-1990). American solar astronomer and geophysicist.

From the description of Papers, 1940-1990. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79015802

Scientific pioneer in the field of atmospheric and environmental sciences. Presided over the founding of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), located in Boulder, Colorado.

From the description of Papers, 1945. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 55080242

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referencedIn American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics. Sources for the History of Modern Astrophysics Project. Responses to History of Modern Astrophysics Survey, 1980. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Roberts, Walter Orr. Response to History of Modern Astrophysics Survey, 1980. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Roberts, Walter Orr,. Oral history interview with Walter Orr Roberts, [sound recording] / interviewed by Stephen Gassaway, 1987. Boulder Public Library
creatorOf Roberts, Walter Orr. Oral history interview with Walter Orr Roberts, 1983, July 26. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Niels Bohr Library. History of physics manuscript biography collection M-R, 1901-1989, [ca. ca. 1960]-1989 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Roberts, Walter Orr. Papers, 1945. Denver Public Library, Central Library
creatorOf Roberts, Walter, 1869-. Questionnaire from Walter Roberts : Minersville, 1936. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf American Institute of Physics. Corporate Associates. Annual Meeting (1966 : New York, N.Y.). Sessions from the 9th annual meeting [sound recording] / 1966 October 6. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Chapman, Sydney, 1888-1970. Science and scientists, some recollections, 1904 ... [sound recording]. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Edward U. Condon Papers, Circa 1920-1974 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society Virginia Chapter. General records of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, Virginia Chapter [manuscript], 1924-1960 [1985]. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Herbert Friedman Papers, 1940-2000 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Wolff, Mary L., 1923-,. Oral history interview with Mary L. Wolff and Edwin L. Wolff, [electronic resource] / interviewed by Shirley S. Steele and filmed by Liz McCutcheon, 2009. Boulder Public Library
creatorOf Roberts, Walter Orr. Response to History of Modern Astrophysics Survey, 1980. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Wilcox, John M. (John Marsh), 1925-. John Marsh Wilcox papers, 1955-1990 (inclusive), 1955-1983 (bulk). Stanford University Libraries
referencedIn National Air and Space Museum. Dept. of Space History. The Space Astronomy Oral History Project, 1981-1986. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Roberts, Walter Orr. Oral history interview with Walter Orr Roberts, 1983. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Bartlett, Albert A.,. Oral history interview with Albert A. Bartlett, [sound recording] / interviewed by Rich Poley, 1991. Boulder Public Library
referencedIn Boulder Daily Camera. Focus Magazine 1979 October 14. Boulder Public Library
creatorOf Roberts, Walter Orr. Oral history interview with Walter Orr Roberts, 1987 August 21. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn High Altitude Observatory of Harvard University and University of Colorado. Records of the High Altitude Observatory, 1941-1953 (inclusive). Harvard University, Archives
referencedIn Williams, George C.,. Oral history interview with George C. Williams, 1995. Boulder Public Library
referencedIn Boulder Chamber of Commerce. Joint Commission on High Altitude Research : picnic photographs 1953 Aug. 24. Boulder Public Library
referencedIn Condon, Edward Uhler, 1902-1974. Papers, ca. 1920-1974. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Wolff, Edwin L., 1924-,. Oral history interview with Edwin L. Woolf, [electronic resource] / interviewed by Shirley S. Steele and filmed by Liz McCutcheon, 2009. Boulder Public Library
creatorOf National Center for Atmospheric Research (U.S.). UCAR/NCAR Oral History Project, 1987-1988. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Roberts, Walter Orr. Papers, 1940-1990. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Boulder Chamber of Commerce. National Bureau of Standards groundbreaking ceremony. Boulder Public Library
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associatedWith Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972. person
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associatedWith Wolff, Edwin L., 1924-, person
associatedWith Wolff, Mary L., 1923-, person
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Astronomy--Public opinion
World War, 1939-1945--Science
Cosmology
Atmosphere--Research
Physicists--Correspondence
Education
Astronomy
Astronomers--Biographies
Coronagraphs
Astrophysicists--Biography
Astrophysics
Communism and science
Spectrum analysis
Cold War--Education and the war
Astrophysics--History
Artificial satellites, Russian
Nationalism and education
Altitude, Influence of
Rocketry--Research
Solar activity
Scientists--Correspondence
Astronomers--Correspondence
Life on other planets
Occupation
Astrophysicists
Astrophysicists--Interviews
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Birth 1915-08-20

Death 1990-03-12

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