Oral history interview with Max Aitken, 1977 July 17.

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Aitken, Malcolm. Oral history interview with Max Aitken, 1977 July 17.

Oral history interview with Max Aitken, 1977 July 17.

Interview centers around experiences as a child on Mount Hamilton (Lick Observatory) just after the turn of the century; father's (Robert Grant Aitken) scientific life and personal life; the 1906 San Francisco earthquake; Halley's Comet, 1910; contact with the families of astronomers; William W. Campbell; Heber D. Curtis; experiences in World War I; Mrs. Aitken's astronomical training. Also prominently mentioned are: S.W. Burnham, James Lick, Percival Lowell, Richard H. Tucker; American Astronomical and Astrophysical Society, University of California at Berkeley, and Williams College.

Sound recordings: 3 sound cassettes (ca. 3.0 hr.)Transcript: 43 p.

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Aitken, Malcolm

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Died 1983. From the description of Oral history interview with Max Aitken, 1977 July 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81001315 ...

Campbell, William Wallace, 1862-1938

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Tucker, R. H. (Richard Hawley), 1859-1952

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American astronomer. Tucker graduated from Lehigh in 1879. He was an astronomer at the Lick Observatory in California until his retirement in 1926, and received an honorary Ph. D. from Lehigh in 1922. From the description of Papers, 1875-1952. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154302713 From the description of Papers, 1875-1952. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80301585 Tucker, a graduate of the Lehigh University class of 1879, pursued a lengthy career in astronomy. ...

Lowell, Percival

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University of California (1868-1952)

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