Selected correspondence [microform], 1927-1956.


Selected correspondence [microform], 1927-1956.

Correspondence of Oort while astronomer, then director of the Leiden Observatory with colleagues John Stanley Plaskett, director of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, Victoria, Canada; Otto Struve, director of the Yerkes and McDonald Observatories; and Wilhelm Baade, astrophysicist at the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories. Topics include galactic structure and stellar populations.

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