Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy records, 1953-1974.

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Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy records, 1953-1974.

Correspondence files of Robert R. McMath, Leo Goldberg, and Orren C. Mohler, reports, minutes, financial and budgetary materials, and technical reports relating to the development of AURA and its predecessor organization, the Advisory Panel for the National Astronomical Observatory, and concerning observatories at Kitt Peak, Arizona, and Cerro Tololo, Chile; also material concerning political developments in Chile; and photographs.

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University of Michigan. Astronomy Department

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The first mention of the Department of Astronomy as a unit of the University of Michigan was in 1929 when Will Carly Rufus was named Acting Director of the Observatories and acting Chairman of the Department of Astronomy. It is surmised that the Department was created in that year. During the 1980's, Chairmen of the Department included Robert P. Kirshner and Douglas O. Richstone. Historically, the Department has operated, established, and cooperatively maintained a numbe...

Seeger, Raymond John, 1906-

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Evans, John, 1907-1999

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Irwin, John B

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Goldberg, Leonard D.

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Died 1987. From the description of Oral history interview with Leo Goldberg, 1978 May 16 to 1982. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79357855 Leo Goldberg (1913-1987), Astronomer. Astronomy Department at the University of Michigan (1946-1960); election to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (1958); chaired the Astronomy Department and Higgins Professor of Astronomy, Harvard University (1960-1971); Director of the Harvard College Observatory (1966-1971); Chair of NASA's Astrono...

Kitt Peak National Observatory

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Klopsteg, Paul E. (Paul Ernest), 1889-

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Physicist, research consultant. From the description of Reminiscences of Paul Ernest Klopsteg : oral history, 1963. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122513658 Died 1991. From the description of Oral history interview with Paul E. Klopsteg, 1970 March 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82445932 ...

Bowen, Ira Sprague, 1898-1973

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Ira Sprague Bowen (1898-1973), a physicist by training, was the third Director of the Mount Wilson Observatory from 1946-1964. From the description of Papers of Ira Sprague Bowen, 1940-1973. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122369281 Astrophysicist. California Institute of Technology. From the description of Papers, 1917-1961. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77663307 Biography ...

Lee, Gilbert Lamont, 1919-

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Carmichael, Leonard, 1898-1973

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Leonard Carmichael (b. Nov. 9, 1898, Philadelphia, Pa.–d. Sept. 16, 1973), American educator and psychologist, was Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution from 1953 to 1964. From the description of Carmichael, Leonard, 1898-1973 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10582949 Leonard Carmichael was a psychologist, but was also active in research in zoology and biology. From the description of Papers, ca. 1917-1973. (American Philosophical Soc...

Miller, Freeman D. (Freeman Devold), 1909-

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Professor of astronomy at the University of Michigan. From the description of Freeman D. Miller papers, ca. 1946-1995. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 80286321 Freeman Devold Miller (1909-2000) received his S.B. from Harvard in 1930, his A.M. in 1932, and his Ph. D. in 1934. He became a professor of astronomy at the University of Michigan. From the description of Astronomy course notes, 1928-1931. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77066450 ...

Johnson, Harold L. (Harold Lester), 1921-1980

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Keller, Geoffrey, 1918-

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Professor of Astronomy and Director, Perkins Observatory, The Ohio State University. From the description of Papers, 1969-1970. (Ohio State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 21919949 ...

Mohler, Orren C. (Orren Cuthbert), 1908-1985

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Professor of astronomy at the University of Michigan. From the description of Orren C. Mohler transcript of oral history interview, 1979. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34421436 From the description of Orren C. Mohler papers, 1928-1979. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 81640709 ...

Adams, Walter S. (Walter Sydney), 1876-1956

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Adams was the astronomer of stellar spectroscopy at Mount Wilson Observatory, 1904-1923, and Director, 1923-1946. From the description of Correspondence, 1881-1939. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 86165432 Astronomer. From the description of Papers, 1923-1956. [microform]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79843223 Walter Sydney Adams (1876-1956, APS 1915), astronomer, explored the uses of spectroscopy, investigate...

Brode, Robert B. (Robert Bigham), 1900-1986

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Rösch, Jean.

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Rabaut, Louis C. (Louis Charles), 1886-1961

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Menzel, Donald H. (Donald Howard,), 1901-1976.

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University of Michigan. Observatory

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Observatories of the University of Michigan, including the Lamont-Hussey Observatory, the McMath-Hulbert Observatory, the Portage Lake Observatory, the Angell Hall Laboratory, and the Department of Astronomy. From the description of Observatory (University of Michigan) records, 1855-1977. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34419011 Observatories of the University of Michigan, including the Lamont-Hussey Observatory, the McMath-Hulbert Observatory, the Portage Lake...

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 ...

McMath, Robert R. (Robert Raynolds), 1891-1962

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Detroit, Michigan industrialist and director of the McMath-Hulbert Observatory of University of Michigan (located on Lake Angelus near Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan.) From the description of Robert R. McMath papers, 1916-1962. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 80631884 From the description of Robert R. McMath papers, 1916-1912. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34423627 The time has vanished when a man such as Isaac Newton co...

National Science Foundation (U.S.)

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Hayden, Carl Trumbull, 1877-1972

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Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972

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Shane, Charles Donald, 1895-1983

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Harvill, Richard A. 1905-

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Dunham, Theodore J., 1897-1984

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Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory (Chile)

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Cisler, Walker L. (Walker Lee), 1897-1994

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Pierce, A.Keith

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Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy

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Records of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Tucson, Arizona. From the description of Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy records, 1953-1974. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34423049 The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) was formed in 1957 by eight universities, including the University of Michigan, for purposes of building and administering the national astronomical observatory....

Hiltner, W. A. 1914-

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Meinel, Aden B.

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Mayall, N. U. 1906-1993.

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Blanco, V. M.

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