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Balloon, Thermal Problems, 1956-1968
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection consists of correspondence and scientific papers of Schwarzschild which reflect his pioneering work in the use of giant balloons to hoist telescopes into the stratosphere for clearer pictures of the sun and other stars and planets. The bulk of the scientific papers is comprised of technical and engineering reports, business material, and catalogues of Stratoscope II, the second balloon system developed by Schwarzschild and his colleagues at Princeton in 1963. Also included is some material on Stratoscopes I and III and additions of academic and personal correspondence. Later additions include a glass plate negative of the great nebula in the constellation of Andromeda, a small reel of Kodakchrome movie film on the launch of the Stratoscope II balloon, and five medals (1960-1970) awarded to Schwarzschild, including the National Academy of Sciences' Henry Draper Medal of Discovery in 1960.
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- Access Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
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Balloon, Thermal Problems; Martin Schwarzschild Papers, C0373, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 13
- Princeton University