Menzel and Eclipses

@article{Pasachoff2002MenzelAE,
  title={Menzel and Eclipses},
  author={Jay M. Pasachoff},
  journal={Journal for the History of Astronomy},
  year={2002},
  volume={33},
  pages={139 - 156}
}
  • J. Pasachoff
  • Published 1 May 2002
  • Physics, Education
  • Journal for the History of Astronomy
Eclipses played an important role in Donald Menzel's life, and thanks to him they do in mine.' In 1959, when I was a freshman, Harvard was trying to invigorate undergraduate education and started a project to bring senior faculty together with these first-year students. Underscoring the "Educator" portion of the title of this Centennial Symposium, Donald Menzel was one of the professors offering freshman seminars that first year. There were a dozen of us in the seminar," and a substantial… 

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