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Index Terms

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Karl G. Henize Papers, 1964-1967



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Henize, Karl Gordon, 1926-1993
Title: Henize, Karl Gordon, papers
Dates: 1964-1967
Abstract: Karl Gordon Henize, astronomer, astronaut, and NASA space scientist, was an adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Austin from 1970 to 1993. During the period of 1965 to 1967, Henize was the principal investigator of NASA experiment S-013 and of experiment S-019. The papers concern Dr. Henize's involvement with the NASA Gemini and Skylab projects.
Accession No.: 82-49
OCLC No.: 961118793
Extent: 1 ft., 5 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Karl Gordon Henize, astronomer, astronaut, NASA space scientist, and astronomy professor, was born on October 17, 1926, in Cincinatti, Ohio. He earned a BA degree in mathematics (1947) and a MA degree in astronomy (1948) from the University of Virginia. He earned a PhD in astronomy from the University of Michigan in 1954. During his time there he was an observer for the University of Michigan Lamont-Hussey Observatory at Bloemfontein, Union of South Africa. In 1954 he became a Carnegie postdoctoral fellow at Mount Wilson Observatory in Pasadena, California. He then served as a senior astronomer (1956-1959) at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory; associate professor (1959) and full professor (1964) of astronomy at Northwestern University; and guest observer (1961-1962) at the Mount Stromlo Observatory in Canberra, Australia. Dr. Henize moved to Houston, Texas, in 1967 to join the astronaut program as a member of the second group of scientist-astronauts, and from 1970 until his death, he served as adjunct professor of astronomy at the University of Texas at Austin.

During the period of 1965 to 1967, Henize was the principal investigator of NASA experiment S-013, which obtained ultraviolet stellar spectra using a 70mm Mauer camera with an objective prism and an objective grating during the Gemini X, XI and XII flights. He also became principal investigator of experiment S-019, in which a 6-inch aperture objective prism instrument was used on Skylab to obtain ultraviolet spectra of hundreds of stars. He was the author of over 75 astronomical research papers and he was awarded the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal in 1974.

Dr. Karl Henize and his wife Caroline had four children. He died while attempting to climb Mount Everest in October 1993. The Karl Henize Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by the University of Texas System Board of Regents on October 11, 1996, for the benefit of the College of Natural Sciences. The Karl G. Henize Endowed Scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior who intends to pursue a graduate career in Astronomy.

Source:

Obituary of Karl Gordon Henize, American Astronomical Society website, October 5, 1993

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Scope and Contents

The Karl G. Henize Papers, 1964-1967, are comprised of classified files pertaining to the NASA GEMINI program, Roman Committee, and S-019 experiment, including press releases, proposals, flight plans, correspondence, committee meeting notes, photographs, contracts, articles, and information on equipment. GEMINI trip reports, data, and a manuscript for the GEMINI Orion Nebula paper can also be found.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

These papers are stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Henize, Karl Gordon, 1926-1993
Subjects (Organizations)
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Subjects
Gemini 10 (Spacecraft)
Astronomy.

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Related Material

See also University Relations Special Editorial Projects Reference Files at the Northwestern University Archives in Evanston, Ill.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Karl G. Henize Papers, 1964-1967, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Alison Beck, March 1982.

Subsequent revisions were made by Jessi Fishman, August 2016.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2.325/L18 GEMINI X press release
Barnard’s Loop Nebula, paper presented by O'Dell at AAS, June 1967
GEMINI program experiment summaries
GEMINI observing program planning
APOLLO S-13 proposal
GEMINI XI prelim flight plan
Roman correspondence
Roman Committee, May 1967
Astronomy Subcommittee, February 8-10, 1967
NASA Roman Committee, responses to off news of September 1967
Early proposals and other interesting SO13 documents
Roman Committee, October 1966
Subcommittee, July 11-13, 1966
Roman Committtee, April 1966
Revision of 1965 NASA prospectus
Roman Committee, January 5-7, 1966
NASA Roman Committee, November 17-19, 1965
NASA Roman Committee meeting notes, August 1965
NASA Roman Committee appointment
SO19 Contract Hassles
GEMINI miscellaneous photos
Other GEMINI experiments
GEMINI interim reports
APOLLO reports, phase I
IAU Commission 29 paper, 1967
Information releases, "Exploring Space"
Cortright "Exploring Space with a Camera"
GEMINI contract extension
GEMINI contract
GEMINI Functional Verification Test
GEMINI-telecons - APOLLO
GEMINI Definifere Exp. Plan
GEMINI prism order
Maurer camera (GEMINI)
Master testing report on GEMINI camera
GEMINI - original proposal and business prior to October 1964
S019 progress reports
GEMINI 90-day reports
GEMINI 14-day reports
Misc. GEMINI equipment
GEMINI - UV Lens and grating
Science article GT-XI
GEMINI 12 debriefing
GEMINI 12 information
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2.325/L19 Trip reports - GEMINI
GEMINI summary conference, February 1-2, 1967
GEMINI II information
GEM II debriefing
APOLLO S-13 final proposal
GEMINI exposure time data
GEMINI X debriefing
GEMINI X information
Talk to MSFC, November 1966
Orion Nebula paper with O'Dell
GEMINI Orion Nebula manuscript
APOLLO S13 budget
KOVAR

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