Tombaugh, Clyde. Response to History of Modern Astrophysics Survey, 1980

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Abstract/Description: File consists of: questionnaire with brief, typewritten responses. Recipients were asked to discuss their decision to enter astronomy; their work during the Second World War; their professional work outside astronomy; the fields in which they have been most active, the advances in both those fields and others, and their own accomplishments and satisfactions; sources of funding; their perceptions of public attitudes; the influence of religion or philosophy on their work as astronomers; and their opinions on questions relating to the Big Bang Theory, cosmology, up-coming important developments, and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.
Subject(s): Tombaugh, Clyde William, 1906-1997
Astronomers -- Biography
Astronomy -- Public opinion
Astrophysicists -- Biography
Astrophysics -- History
Life on other planets
World War, 1939-1945
Date Issued: 1980