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Image title: 
The 'foreign' group at Harvard College Observatory
Credit line: 
AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Shapley Collection

The 'foreign' group at Harvard College Observatory, 1939 -- astronomers, research assistants, and graduate students.

Left to right, beginning in back row:
Dr. George Dimitroff, Superintendent of the Oak Ridge Station, Harvard Observatory; Bulgarian, educated in Bulgaria and Constantinople, Boston Unviersity and Harvard. Photographic and photometric investigations.
Dr. Cecilia H. Payne-Gaposchkin, Phillips Astronomer, Harvard Observatory; English, educated in London, Cambridge (England), Radcliffe (Harvard Observatory), Photometry and spectroscopy. Member of half a dozen international commissions.
Dr. Luigi Jacchia, Research Associate; Italian exile, educated at Bologna University. Expert observer of variable stars.
Mr. Donald MacRae, Canadian graduate student from David Dunlap Observatory, University of Toronto, Canada
Dr. Zdenek Kopal, Research Associate; Czech exile, educated in Prague and Cambridge (England). Investigator in many fields of observational and mathematical astronomy.
Dr. Richard Prager (with glasses), Research Associate; German exile, educated in German Universities. Internationally recognized as the first authority in the history and bibliography of variable stars
Dr. Sergei Illarionowitch Gaposchkin, Astronomer, Harvard Observatory; Russian, educated in Russia and Germany, Worker on photometry, problems of eclipsing binaries, and related subjects.
Miss Shirley Patterson, Canadian graduate student from David Dunlap Observatory, University of Toronto, Canada
Dr. Marie Paris Pishmish, Research Associate; Armenian-Turk, educated at the University of Istanbul. Investigator in stellar motions.
Dr. Odon Godard, Research Associate; Belgian, educated at the University of Louvain, investigator of relativity, cosmic radiation, and related mathematical subject
Dr. Bart J. Bok, Associate Professor in Harvard University; Dutch, educated in Dutch Universities and Harvard Observatory. Instructor in beginning course at Harvard Observatory. A leading investigator of the structure of the Milky Way.
Dr. Jaakko Tuominen, Research Fellow; Finn, educated at Turku, Helsinki, Lund, Heidelberg, Oslo. Investigator of internal structure of stars and related..
Dr. Massaki Huruhata, Research Associate; Japanese, educated at Tokyo. Investigator pf meteors and variable stars
Senor Luis Erro, Research Associate (First Secretary of the Mexican Embassy); Mexican. Investigator of variable stars

Photo date: 
circa 1939
Original format: 
1 photographic print (black and white; 10 x 8 inches)
Harvard College Observatory
Payne-Gaposchkin, Cecilia, 1900-1979
Bok, Bart J. (Bart Jan), 1906-1983
Dimitroff, George Zakharieff, 1901-
Jacchia, Luigi G.
MacRae, Don (Donald Alexander)
Kopal, Zdenek
Gaposchkin, Sergei, 1898-
Erro, Luis Enrique