Abbot, Charles G.
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Charles Abbot graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1894 and came to work as an assistant to Samuel P. Langley at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Abott pioneered in solar observation and meteorological prediction and refined the bolometer. Materials consist of an oral history interview conducted on October 5 & 12 and November 16, 1973. Abbot discusses his reminiscences of Langley, the Astrophysical Observatory, Goddard’s early work in rocketry, and his work in solar observation, meteorological predictions, and his inventions.