Symposium on the galaxy [motion picture] / taken by Peter Van de Kamp, 1950.


Symposium on the galaxy [motion picture] / taken by Peter Van de Kamp, 1950.

Film of the Symposium on the Galaxy held at the University of Michigan in connection with the dedication of the Curtis-Schmidt telescope. Attendees include: Giorgio Abetti, Walter Baade, Robert Fleischer, Leo Goldberg, Jesse Greenstein, Paul Herget, Helen Hogg, Charles Morse Huffer, Gerard Kuiper, Bertil Linblad, Rudolph Minkowski, Freeman Miller, Jason John Nassau, Thornton Page, Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, Harlow Shapley, Carl Sieffert, Bancroft Sitterly, Charlotte Moore Sitterly, Lyman Spitzer, Joel Stebbins, Henrietta Swope, George van Biesbroeck, Alexander Vyssotsky, Fred Whipple, and Albert Edward Whitford. An accompanying audiocassette, on which the participants are identified, is narrated by Owen Gingerich and Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin.

1 film reel (ca. 7 min.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. + sound cassette.


SNAC Resource ID: 8251429

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