Bell, Perry H 1988-03-17

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Perry Bell discusses his involvement in astronomy and the Lubbock Astronomy Club.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Perry H. Bell

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Date: March 17, 1988

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Ron Twellman

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Early experiences, Influence of his uncle, Visited uncle at his observatory, Uncle received astronomy grant during Roosevelt administration, Lubbock, Texas, Moved to area, Crosbyton, Texas, Moved to area, Formed partnership in lumberyard, Closure of lumberyard, Lubbock, Texas (again), Return to area in 1961, Married, Attended star parties, Astronomy Club, Joined club, Served as president, Decline of club after new museum built, Revival of club, Description of members' telescopes, Club projects, Success as astronomer, Publication in 1966 journal about meteor shower in Lubbock

Tape 1, Side 2: Astronomy, Description of 1966 meteor shower, Comparison with 1833 shower, Improvements in astronomy, Precision timing aids in charting, Better relationship between amateur and professional astronomers, Goals, Expansion of Texas Tech's astronomy program

Range Dates: 1950s-1988

Bulk Dates: 1961-1988

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