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Donald E. Osterbrock Papers
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Description
This collection contains Dr. Donald E. Osterbrock's activities as astronomer and science writer, director of the Lick Observatory, and Professor Emeritus of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Background
Donald E. Osterbrock (1924-2007) was the director of Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton in California, an astronomer, and historian of science. Osterbrock studied the birth of stars and luminous clouds of gas at the core of galaxies outside the Milky Way known as gaseous nebulae.
Extent
77 linear feet - 137 archives boxes
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Availability
Collection open for research.