[David Heeschen, 1962]
David S. Heeschen, 1962. (NRAO/AUI image)

[David Heeschen, 1991]
David S. Heeschen, 1991. (NRAO/AUI image)

[Heeschen speaking at 140 foot dedication]
Heeschen speaking at 140 ft dedication, October 1965. (NRAO/AUI image)


NATIONAL RADIO ASTRONOMY OBSERVATORY ARCHIVES

Papers of David S. Heeschen: Item listing

Radio Astronomy History - National Radio Astronomy Observatory


ItemTypeNotes and papers
Title85 foot telescope optical observations
Start Date1958
End Date1959
Notes1 folder. Notes, observing logs, diagrams
 [Range 8A]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
Title85 foot telescope receiver
Notes1 folder, undated
 [Range 8A]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
Title85 foot telescope research programs
Start Date1958
Notes1 folder
 [Range 8A]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
Title85 foot telescope scheduling
Start Date7/1959
End Date9/1959
Notes1 folder. Notes, diagrams
 [Range 8A]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
Title85 foot telescope surface
Start Date1958
Notes1 folder. Notes, diagrams, blueprints
 [Range 8A]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
Title85 foot telescope testing
Notes1 folder of undated notes; estimated date 1957 or 1958
 [Range 8A]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
Title140 foot telescope testing
Start Date1956
End Date1957
Notes1 folder. Notes, memos, correspondence
 [Range 8A]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
Title300 foot telescope budget estimates
Start Date1957
Notes1 folder. Notes, correspondence
 [Range 8A]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
TitleAirborne Instruments Laboratory receiver
Start Date1958
Notes1 folder. Notes, diagrams, correspondence
 [Range 8A]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
TitleAirborne Instruments Laboratory receiver - Calibrations
Start Date1958
Notes1 folder. Notes, diagrams
 [Range 8A]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
TitleAirborne Instruments Laboratory receiver - Indicator calibrations
Start Date1958
Notes1 folder.
 [Range 8A]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
TitleControl panels
Notes1 folder. Undated
 [Range 8A]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
TitleElectronics equipment for Green Bank Lab
Start Date11/20/1956
End Date4/9/1957
Notes1 folder. Correspondence, memos
 [Range 8A]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
TitleGreen Bank Telescope (GBT)
Start Date2/1989
End Date6/1993
Notes1 folder. Notes, memos, budget estimates
 [Range 8A]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
TitleHydrogen line receiver
Start Date1957
Notes1 folder. Correspondence
 [Range 8A]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
TitleIRE Radio Astronomy issue
Start Date1957
Notes1 folder. Correspondence and notes related to the Janurary 1958 special issue of IRE Proceedings
 [Range 8A]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
TitleMaser receiver
Start Date1959
Notes1 folder. Notes, correspondence
 [Range 8A]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
AuthorFrank D. Drake
TitleThe present state of solid state maser development
Start Date7/5/1957
 [Range 8A Folder Masers]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
AuthorN. Bloembergen
TitleProposal for a new type solid state maser
NotesUndated; estimated date 1956 or 1957
 [Range 8A Folder Masers]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
AuthorLloyd V. Berkner
FormatCarbon of typescript
TitlePlan for a National Radio Astronomy Facility
Start Date3/28/1956
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Background Materials]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorBart J. Bok
RecipientMembers of Radio Astornomy Panel of NSF
TitleDiscussions about budget for radio astronomy in the United States for fiscal years 1958 to 1962
Start Date10/27/1956
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Background Materials]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
AuthorBart J. Bok
TitleRadio astronomy research in the United States
Start Date1956
NotesSummary of an address presented at the National Science Foundation on July 11, 1956
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Background Materials]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
AuthorBart J. Bok
TitleA National Radio Observatory
Start Date10/1956
NotesReprinted from Scientific American
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Background Materials]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
AuthorFred T. Haddock
TitleA radio astronomy program at the University of Michigan
Start Date7/6/1956
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Background Materials]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
AuthorP.B. Fellget
FormatPhotocopy
TitleServo-mechanisms and the design of large telescopes
Start Date1956
NotesPhotocopy of article: Royal Astronomical Society Occasional Notes, v. 3, no. 18, 144-159, 1956
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Background Materials]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
AuthorL.H. Aller; Fred T. Haddock
TitleSome critical observations of gaseous nebulae that can be secured only in the cm-wavelength region
Start Date10/15/1956
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Background Materials]

FormatPreservation photocopy
TitleSignals from the Milky Way Received
Start Date12/9/1956
NotesArticle from The Sunday Sun, Lowell MA, reporting observations made on 10/25/1956 by David S. Heeschen and E.R. McClain
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Background Materials]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorA.J. Leigh
RecipientRichard Emberson
Date of corresp4/5/1957
SubjectTopographical survey to include Green Bank site
FormatPreservation photocopy
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Background Materials]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorOtto Struve
RecipientLloyd V. Berkner
Date of corresp4/23/1957
SubjectRadio astronomy in the US, recommendations for new telescope in Green bank
FormatPreservation photocopy
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Background Materials]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
AuthorDonald H. Menzel
FormatPhotocopy
Related MaterialsIncludes covering memo to Lloyd V. Berkner and proposed set of names from which to choose Steering Committee.
TitleSurvey of the Potentialities of Cooperative Research in Radio Astronomy
Start Date4/13/1954
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #1]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
FormatPhotocopy
TitleResearch Proposal to the National Science Foundation for a Grant in Support of a Feasibility Study of a National Radio Astronomy Facility by Associated Universities, Inc.
Start Date7/26/1954
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #1]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
FormatPhotocopy
TitleResearch Objectives for Large Steerable Paraboloid Radio Reflectors: A preliminary report prepared by a panel of Associated Universities, Inc.
Start Date4/22/1955
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #1]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
TitleStatement on the Establishment and Operation of a National Radio Astronomy Facility
Start Date4/24/1956
NotesWith covering memo from R.M. Emberson to R.J. Seeger
PDF FileView PDF
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #1]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorMerle A. Tuve
RecipientBart J. Bok
Date of corresp6/29/1956
SubjectBok's 6/20/1956 letter to the Radio Astronomy Panel
FormatPhotocopy
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #1]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorBart J. Bok
RecipientMerle A. Tuve
Date of corresp7/3/1956
SubjectResponse to Tuve's 6/29/1956 letter
FormatPhotocopy
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #1]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorRichard M. Emberson
RecipientAd Hoc Committee on a 140-foot Equatorial Telescope Design
Date of corresp10/31/1956
SubjectOrganization and first meeting to discuss general characteristics
FormatPhotocopy
PDF FileView PDF
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #1]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
FormatPhotocopy
TitleGeneral specifications for a 140-foot equatorial radio telescope
Start Date11/20/1956
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #1]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
TitleNRAO groundbreaking materials
Start Date10/17/1957
NotesProgram for the ceremonies, booklet prepared for the occasion.
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #1]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
AuthorDavid S. Heeschen
FormatPhotocopy
TitleSome Centimeter Wave Programs for the 140-ft. Telescope
Start Date12/2/1957
NotesWith covering letter to Geoffrey Keller
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #1]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorJ.A. Lindberg
RecipientRichard M. Emberson
Date of corresp4/9/1959
SubjectDesign concept changes to 140ft telescope
FormatPhotocopy
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #1]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorRichard M. Emberson
RecipientJohn A. Lindberg
Date of corresp5/15/1959
SubjectAUI position with respect to obligations of E.W. Bliss Company under contract RAP-6
FormatPhotocopy
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #1]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
FormatPhotocopy
TitleMemorandum of Agreement, Berkner-Potter meeting on 5 October 1959
Start Date10/13/1959
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #1]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorLloyd V. Berkner
RecipientRobert Potter
Date of corresp10/15/1959
SubjectMeeting of 10/5/1959
FormatPhotocopy
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #1]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
SubjectTo inform Potter and Berkner of results of Bliss-AUI conference held 10 November 1959
FormatPhotocopy
TitleMemorandum for files
Start Date11/10/1959
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #1]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorFrank J. Callender
RecipientRichard M. Emberson
Date of corresp11/11/1959
SubjectAUI-Bliss negotiations on 11/10/1959
FormatPhotocopy
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #1]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorRichard M. Emberson
RecipientLloyd V. Berkner
Date of corresp11/11/1959
SubjectBliss and contract RAP-6
FormatPhotocopy
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #1]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
AuthorRichard M. Emberson
SubjectBerkner-Potter discussions of 11/16/1959
FormatPhotocopy
TitleMemo for 140ft telescope file
Start Date11/18/1959
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #1]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorFrank J. Callender
RecipientOtto Struve
Date of corresp3/3/1960
SubjectStatus report on 140ft
FormatPhotocopy
Related MaterialsFiled with attached draft of letter from Berkner to Potter
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #2]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorE.W. Bliss Company
RecipientRichard M. Emberson
Date of corresp5/5/1960
Subject140ft design deficiencies
FormatPhotocopy
NotesOpening page only of letter
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #2]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorRichard M. Emberson
RecipientLloyd V. Berkner; Otto Struve
Date of corresp5/19/1960
SubjectStatus report on 140ft
FormatPhotocopy
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #2]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
FormatPhotocopy
TitleConstructing new research instruments at the NRAO
Start Date5/20/1960
NotesUnsigned
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #2]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorOtto Struve
RecipientLloyd V. Berkner
Date of corresp8/12/1960
SubjectComments on Ned Ashton's 15th status report on 140ft
FormatPhotocopy
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #2]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorOtto Struve
RecipientDavid S. Heeschen; Richard M. Emberson; John W. Findlay; Frank J. Callender
Date of corresp8/18/1960
SubjectMeeting on 140ft, 8/17/1960
FormatPhotocopy
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #2]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorLewis Burchill
RecipientJack Luton
Date of corresp8/18/1960
SubjectProblems with 140ft spherical bearing and claims for extras by Bliss
FormatPhotocopy
NotesDraft taken by phone
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #2]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorJohn A. Lindberg
RecipientRichard M. Emberson
Date of corresp8/19/1960
SubjectBliss response to phone request of 8/17/1960
FormatPhotocopy
NotesTranscript of telegram phoned from Brookhaven; annotated by Findlay, with one page of notes and comments by Findlay
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #2]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorOtto Struve
RecipientJohn W. Findlay; David S. Heeschen; Richard M. Emberson; Frank J. Callender; E. Halik; C. Dunbar; Lewis R. Burchill
Date of corresp8/31/1960
SubjectOn meeting at NSF on 8/30/1960
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #2]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorJ.E. Luton
RecipientLewis R. Burchill
Date of corresp9/1/1960
SubjectConfirming agreements of 8/30/1960 on financial problems related to 140ft construction
FormatPhotocopy
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #2]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorLloyd V. Berkner
RecipientMemo for file
Date of corresp9/2/1960
SubjectDecision on completion of bearing for 140ft telescope
FormatPhotocopy
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #2]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
AuthorOtto Struve
FormatPhotocopy
TitleMemorandum on 140 foot telescope
Start Date9/12/1960
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #2]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorRichard M. Emberson
RecipientLloyd V. Berkner
Date of corresp9/22/1960
Subject140ft telescope parts now considered critical in shop work at Canton
FormatPhotocopy
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #2]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorLloyd V. Berkner
RecipientLewis R. Burchill
Date of corresp9/22/1960
SubjectCompletion of 140ft telescope
FormatPhotocopy
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #2]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorLewis R. Burchill
RecipientE.W. Bliss Company
Date of corresp9/22/1960
SubjectProposed telegram from AUI to E.W. Bliss re conditions under which negotiations will be resumed, and limits to negotiations
FormatPhotocopy
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #2]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorOtto Struve
RecipientLloyd V. Berkner
Date of corresp9/25/1960
SubjectAdministration of 140ft telescope project
FormatPhotocopy
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #2]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorLloyd V. Berkner
RecipientLewis R. Burchill
Date of corresp9/25/1960
SubjectFramework for negotiation of contract with Bliss
FormatPhotocopy
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #2]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorAlan T. Waterman
RecipientLloyd V. Berkner
Date of corresp10/5/1960
SubjectProblems with 140ft, formation of technical review committee
FormatPhotocopy
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #2]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorLloyd V. Berkner
RecipientAugustus B. Kinzel
Date of corresp10/17/1960
SubjectBroad context for problems with 140ft
FormatPhotocopy
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #2]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorJohn A. Lindberg
RecipientRichard M. Emberson
Date of corresp11/14/1960
SubjectDifficulties with contract RAP-6
FormatPhotocopy
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #2]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorJohn A. Lindberg
RecipientAlan T. Waterman
Date of corresp11/14/1960
SubjectDifficulties with contract RAP-6
FormatPhotocopy
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #2]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorJohn A. Lindberg
RecipientLeland J. Haworth
Date of corresp12/6/1960
SubjectPreliminary estimate on conversion of contract RAP-6 to a Cost Plus Fixed Fee Contract
FormatPhotocopy
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #2]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
FormatPhotocopy
TitleCondensed History of the 140-foot Telescope Project
Start Date1/5/1961
NotesUnsigned, on AUI letterhead
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #2]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorEdward Reynolds
RecipientJohn A. Lindberg
Date of corresp4/6/1961
SubjectResponsibilities of Stone & Webber Engineering Corp. for 140ft telescope
FormatPhotocopy
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #2]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorFrank D. Drake
RecipientOtto Stuve; John W. Findlay; David S. Heeschen; T.K. Menon; Campbell M. Wade; C.R. Lynds; Frank J. Callender
Date of corresp5/2/1961
SubjectInternal memo: Suggestion for a course of action to take with the 140ft telescope
FormatPhotocopy
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #2]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorOtto Struve
RecipientI.I. Rabi
Date of corresp5/10/1961
SubjectConcern about progress and management of 140ft project
FormatPhotocopy
NotesPage 1 only
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #2]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorDavid S. Heeschen; Frank D. Drake; T.K. Menon; C.R. Lynds; Campbell M. Wade
RecipientOtto Struve
Date of corresp5/9/1961
SubjectProblems with management of 140ft telescope project by AUI and detrimental effect of lack of progress in project to NRAO and radio astronomy
FormatPhotocopy
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #2]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorOtto Struve
RecipientCarl C. Chamber
Date of corresp5/16/1961
SubjectRecommendations for future Director of NRAO
FormatPhotocopy
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #2]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorN.B. Cleveland
RecipientCharles G. Davis
Date of corresp2/18/1963
SubjectDesign responsibility, 140ft telescope
FormatPhotocopy
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #2]

ItemTypeCorrespondence
AuthorMaxwell M. Small
RecipientAugustus B. Kinzel
Date of corresp7/29/1963
SubjectStatus of 140ft telescope construction
FormatPhotocopy
 [Range 8A Folder NRAO Founding, Early History, 140 foot, folder #2]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
TitleNewspaper clippings
Start Date1954
End Date1965
Notes1 folder. Preservation photocopies made of originals. Included are clippings about Heeschen and Lilley receiving doctorate degrees from Harvard, telescopes in Green Bank, and on the effect of NRAO on Pocahontas County
 [Range 8A]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
TitleRadio and wind equipment at Green Bank
Start Date10/17/1956
End Date1/9/1957
Notes1 folder. Correspondence, diagrams
 [Range 8A]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
TitleRadio astronomy from space
Start Date1958
End Date1959
Notes1 folder. Correspondence, reports
 [Range 8A]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
TitleSymposium on Cosmical Gas Dynamics
Start Date6/1957
Notes1 folder. Abstracts and paper from Third Symposium on Cosmical Gas Dynamics, June 24-29, 1957
 [Range 8A]

ItemTypeNotes and papers
TitleVLA fiscal materials
Start Date9/11/1974
End Date3/16/1977
Notes1 folder. Budget and cost estimates, fiscal procedures
 [Range 8A]

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