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.
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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
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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
TDK AD90 cassette tape
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RGO 86/16 & NMM 2/2
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