[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: Gordon J. Stanley

Gordon J. Stanley, 1921-2001.

  • Interviewed 13 June 1974 at Owens Valley, length of interview: 80 minutes.
      Sullivan's brief summary of topics: Work with Bolton on radio sources at Dover Heights, 90 foot hole-in-the-ground dish, ≥1955 at Cal Tech, 30 foot Palomar dish, Owens Valley 90 foot pair, identification of radio sources and quasars; lots of comments on personalities of Pawsey, Bolton, Mills, Ryle, Bowen, etc. throughout; also relationships with optical astronomers.

  • Interviewed 12 August 1981 at the URSI Meeting in Washington, D.C., length of interview: 130 minutes.
      Sullivan's brief summary of topics: 1946-52 with Bolton on radio source catalogs, identifications, scintillation, etc. (also a bit of first ~1946 solar work in Radiophysics); New Zealand expedition of ~1948; key decisions in CSIRO/Radiophysics on new aerials (Mills X, Parkes) and personalities involved; 1955-62 at Owens Valley (+30ft on Palomar); relationship to optical astronomers; many opinions on people.

Sullivan's files include: Publications card, Sullivan's notes, transcription of Sullivan's 1974 interview, correspondence with Sullivan.


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