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Dr Alan Hunter, 1984-05-11

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 86/3/2

Scope and Contents

Alan Hunter, former Director of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, talking to S. Malin about his life and work at the Old Royal Observatory. He discusses: staff structure before the War; his background and training; descriptions of the ORO; the approach of the War; descriptions of individuals; eclipse observational work; choice of sites and move to Herstmonceux; failings of the Greenwich site; the Admiralty's attitude to the ORO; descriptions of Spencer Jones and Woolley; his air crash during the eclipse expedition. Duration: 90 minutes.


  • 1984-05-11

Conditions Governing Access

This item is restricted (preservation copy). Please request access copy catalogued at RGO 86/3/7/2. The provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) apply to access.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright rests with Stuart Malin.


1 cassette(s) (1 compact cassette tape) : audio tape

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

TDK AD90 cassette tape

Former / Other Reference

RGO 86/16 & NMM 2/2

Related Materials

A transcript of this interview is catalogued at RGO 86/3/11.

Finding aid date

2015-03-19 11:40:44+00:00


Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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