Recollections prepared for the 75th anniversary of the American Astronomical Society [sound recording] / 1974.

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American Astronomical Society. Meeting. (1974: Rochester, N.Y.). Recollections prepared for the 75th anniversary of the American Astronomical Society [sound recording] / 1974.

Recollections prepared for the 75th anniversary of the American Astronomical Society [sound recording] / 1974.

Reminiscences prepared for the special session related to the history of astronomy and the 75th anniversary of the American Astronomical Society moderated by Carl Sagan on August 22, 1974. The speakers include Clyde W. Tombaugh and G. C. McVittie with their recollections of astronomy in the 1920s through the 1940s.

2 sound cassettes (1 hr.) : analog, mono. ; 4 in.

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