[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: Cornell H. Mayer

Cornell H. Mayer, 1921-2005.

  • Interviewed 30 September 1971 at the Naval Research Laboratory, length of interview: 65 minutes.
      Sullivan's brief summary of topics: 1946-1960 Naval Research Laboratory Radio Astronomy Branch, including early 8-mm work, solar eclipse expeditions, 21 cm observations, Hagen politics, Venus = 600K, polarization of Crab, Sugar Grove fiasco, 50 ft dish, H II regions at 3 cm λ, etc. [Sullivan notes that he accidentally lost the last 10 minutes of the interview.]

    See Mayer, Cornell H. [Interview Date: September 30, 1971] for a transcript of this interview.
  • Interviewed 21 June 1978 at the Naval Research Laboratory, length of interview: 50 minutes.
      Sullivan's brief summary of topics: Follow-up of part I of 1971; mostly general topics on development of radio astronomy, especially at Naval Research Laboratory, but also specifics of eclipse expeditions and polarization work.

    See Mayer, Cornell H. [Interview Date: June 21, 1978] for a transcript of this interview.

Sullivan's files include: Publications card, Sullivan's notes, transcription of Sullivan's interviews, archival material, correspondence with Sullivan.


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