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Title
Vera C. Rubin papers Vera C. Rubin papers, 1781-2014 (bulk 1945-2010).
Type
Mixed Material
Language
English
Collection material in English
Identified By
Lccn: mm2001084805
Summary
Correspondence, interviews, writings, lecture notes and illustrations, reports, observation logs, astronomical data, conference files, awards, photographs, and other papers relating to Rubin's career as an astronomer specializing in the movement of galaxies and in the existence of dark matter in the universe as well as her involvement in professional organizations and her efforts to promote women in science. Pertains to her years, 1965-2001, as a staff member in astronomy at the Carnegie Institution of Washington's Department of Terrestrial Magnetism and to her work with W. Kent Ford, Jr., developer of the image tube spectrograph used in their research. Includes material pertaining to Rubin's awards such as the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society and the National Medal of Science.
Subjects of Rubin's research files on galaxies and rotation curves include Abell clusters, Hickson Compact Groups, low surface brightness galaxies, M31 (the Andromeda Galaxy), and Virgo Cluster galaxies. Also in this series are Rubin's observing logs and correspondence and requests for observing time at various observatories and the Hubble Space Telescope.
Organizations represented include the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Astronomical Society, Association for Women in Science, Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, International Astronomical Union, National Academy of Sciences (U.S.), National Radio Astronomy Observatory (U.S.), Pontifical Academy of Sciences (Pontificia Accademia delle scienze), and the Space Telescope Science Institute (U.S.); Rubin's alma maters, Cornell University, Georgetown University, and Vassar College; and observatories, primarily the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory and Las Campanas Observatory located in Chile, Kitt Peak National Observatory and Lowell Observatory in Arizona, Palomar Observatory, Calif., and the Vatican Observatory (Specola vaticana).
Individuals represented include John N. Bahcall, Neta Bahcall, E. Margaret Burbidge, Geoffrey R. Burbidge, George V. Coyne, Sandra M. Faber, George Gamow, Donald Lynden-Bell, Martin Francis McCarthy, Allan Sandage, Maxine Singer, and Rubin's daughter, astronomer Judith S. Young.
Authorized Access Point
Rubin, Vera C., 1928-2016. Vera C. Rubin papers, 1781-2014 (bulk 1945-2010)