Baldwin, Ralph Belknap. Response to History of Modern Astrophysics Survey, 1980

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Abstract/Description: Brief, typed response to the questionnaire; three pages of biographical statistics; and a copy of an autobiographical talk given before the Grand Rapids, MI, Rotary Club, entitled A Scientist's View of Creation. 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): Baldwin, Ralph Belknap, 1912-
Baldwin, Ralph Belknap, 1912-
Astronomers -- Biography
Astronomy -- Public opinion
Astrophysicists -- Biography
Astrophysics -- History
Life on other planets
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science