Oral history interview with Jesse Leonard Greenstein, 1982 February 25, and March 16 and 23, 1982.


Oral history interview with Jesse Leonard Greenstein, 1982 February 25, and March 16 and 23, 1982.

Years at Yerkes, 1937-1948; importance of Otto Struve, Groti Reber, Louis Henyey, Ger ard Kuiper and James G. Baker. Staff work at Mount Wilson/ Palomar, 1948, California Institute of Technology, 1948-. Impressions of Fritz Zwicky, Howard Percy Robertson, Edwin Hubble, and Lee DuBridge. Educational cooperative with Carnegie Institution. Relationship of radio astronoomy to optical astronomy; memories of John Bolton and E.G. Bowen. Importance of general relativity in astronomy. Influence of Richard C. Tolman and Earnest Watson. Relationship between nuclear physics and astronomy; collaboration with Leverett Davis, Charlie Lauritsen, Bob Christy, Fred Hoyle, and the Burbidges. G's view of honors and awards. Role of Henry Dreyfuss in founding the DuBridge chair. G's administratvie work at Caltech. Development of the humanities program. G's view of the role of women in astronomy; opinions of Annie Jump Cannon, Jane Werner Watson, Cecilia Payne Gaposchkin, Virginia Trimble, and Sandra Faber. Challenges of 200-inch telescope. Technical innovations by Ira S. Bowen and J.B. Oke. Effect of computers on astronomy.

3 sound cassettes.


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