[Cover of Sullivan's book 2009, Cosmic Noise]
Sullivan's Cosmic Noise, Cambridge University Press, 2009


NATIONAL RADIO ASTRONOMY OBSERVATORY ARCHIVES

Papers of Woodruff T. Sullivan III: Tapes Series

Interviewee: William E. Howard III

William E. Howard III, 1932- . Interviewed 7 September 1971 at NRAO in Green Bank, West Virginia, length of interview: 30 minutes.

Sullivan's brief summary of topics: H2CO 6 cm line discovery on 140 foot and ensuing problems with the press and Physical Review Letters, also Buhl and Snyder's early H2O request and why Berkeley beat them; the reasons for the excellence of NRAO (through 1964), its mode of operation, status in US radio astronomy, handling of proposals, etc.

See Howard, William E., III [Interview Date: September 7, 1971] for a transcript of this interview and a brief audio clip.

Sullivan's files include: transcription of Sullivan's interview.


Modified on Wednesday, 01-May-2013 10:32:14 EDT by Ellen Bouton, Archivist (Questions or feedback)