Personal histories of x-ray astronomy records, 1967-2013
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Video and historical contributions from members of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) High Energy Astrophysics Division involved in the history of x-ray astronomy over its first 50 years. Includes a DVD of meeting session from 2013 AAS meeting celebrating the 50th anniversary. Contributions given by Hale Bradt ("Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)'s First Scientific Sounding Rocket Launch at White Sand Missile Range," "Reflections on the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer,"SAS-3 May 8, 1975 to April 9, 1979: An Informal History"), Lynn Cominsky ("From Uhuru at Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) to SAS-3 at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): Looking for X-ray Binaries in All the Right Places"), Gordon P. Garmire ("A Brief History of My Work on X-ray Astronomy"), Edwin M. Kellogg ("My Life Over 46 Years in X-ray Astronomy"), Jonathan McDowell ("Rockets for Extrasolar X-rays"), Laurence Peterson ("A Personal Perspective on the Early Years of High Energy Astronomy: from Minnesota to San Diego"), Ken Pounds ("Recollections from 50 years of X-ray Astronomy at Leicester"), Frederick Seward ("X-ray Astronomy at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory 1965-1975"), Jean Swank ("Notes from a Second Generation X-ray Astronomer: the Interplay between Theory and Observations in X-ray Astrophysics"), Harvey Tananbaum and Wallace Tucker ("Mirror Man"), Martin Weisskopf ("From a Sounding Rocket per Year to an Observatory per Lifetime"), and P. Frank Winkler ("X-ray Astronomy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the 1970s: A Personal Memoir").