Walter Orr Roberts

Building HAO, NCAR, and a Foundation for Scientific Innovation in Boulder

Four images of the solar corona demonstrating interferences that occurred while capturing images.

Writings and Achievements

Figures from Roberts' thesis

Figures from Roberts' thesis based on his research at Climax, “Preliminary Studies of the Solar Corona and Prominences with the Harvard Coronagraph.” Figures in the document include images of the Solar corona, photographs and plans of the coronagraph, photographs of the Climax Observatory, and visualizations of the data collected there. In 1943, Roberts received his Ph.D. in Astronomy from Harvard.

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