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  • Selections Concerning the History of the Arecibo Observatory 

    Cooke, J. Robert (producer) (Cornell University, 2016)
    This booklet contains selections from the Cornell Alumni News for the years 1963 through 2007 concern-ing the history of the Arecibo Observatory. A companion collection has been assembled from the Cornell Engineering ...
  • A Conversation Harold D. Craft, Jr 

    Craft, Harold D., Jr.; Campbell, Donald B. (Internet-First University Press, 2012-04-20)
    Hal Craft reminisces about his Cornell and Arecibo Observatory connections; in particular, he discusses the event that occurred while he was serving as Director of the Observatory, including his oversight of a major facility ...
  • A Conversation with Don Campbell 

    Campbell, Donald B.; Craft, Harold D., Jr. (Internet-First University Press, 2012-04-20)
    In this definitive review of the history of the Arecibo Observatory, Don Campbell, a former Director, shares his extensive knowledge of how the observatory evolved. Campbell and Craft are the executive producers of this ...
  • A Conversation with Michael C. Kelley 

    Kelley, Michael C.; Campbell, Donald B.; Craft, Harold D., Jr. (Internet-First University Press, 2013-03-28)
    Kelley, an acclaimed teacher, discusses his uses of radar and rocketry to study the ionosphere and speculates about promising new studies of potential earthquake detection.
  • Principles of Long Baseline Stellar Interferometry 

    Lawson, Peter (JPL, 2000)
    These course notes document the lecture series from the 1999 Summer School. The lecture material was chosen to emphasize the development of ground-based interferometry and to include an introduction to the future possibilities ...

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