Seeger, Charles L., III
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BornBerkeley, California, USA, 10 October 1912
DiedPalo Alto, California, USA, 26 August 2002
Charles Seeger was a pioneer radio astronomer who launched the Cornell University program, worked with Jan Oort in Leiden, and was a pioneer in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) project.
The son of University of California musicologist Charles Seeger, Jr., and Constance Edson, Charles III, was born into a musical family – folk singer Pete Seeger was a brother – but showed early interest in radio and was a serious amateur radio operator. He studied electrical engineering at Cornell, taking a BS in 1946, and joined the School of Electrical Engineering as an assistant professor. There, he collaborated with Ralph Williamson and Donald MacRae to develop radio astronomy. Solar monitoring began in 1948 with an ex-army radar set and a Dicke radiometer operating at 205 MHz. Observations along the galactic plane were made at the same frequency. Seeger also was interested in scintillations ...
- Sullivan, Woodruff T., III, Cosmic Noise: A History of Early Radio Astronomy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009).
- Seeger, Charles L., III
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- Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers
- p 1974
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- 1. Department of Earth Science, University of Northern Iowa
- 2. University of California, Irvine School of Physical Sciences
- 3. Rice University
- 4. Whitman College
- 5. York Univesity
- 6. University of Wisconsin
- 7. University of Oklahoma
- 8. Harvard University
- Richard A. Jarrell (1963)
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- 1963. York University, Toronto, ON, Canada
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