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Biographical entry Allen, Clabon Walter (1904 - 1987)

Born
28 December 1904
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Died
1987
Occupation
Astronomer

Summary

Clabon Allen was an assistant at the Mount Stromlo Observatory 1926-1951 and then the Perren Professor of Astronomy, University of London 1951-1972.

Details

Events

1926
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Western Australia
1926 - 1951
Career position - Assistant at Mount Stromlo Observatory in the Australian Capital Territory
1929
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at University of Western Australia
1936
Career position - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the Universities of Western Australia
1951 - 1972
Career position - Perren Professor of Astronomy at the University of London

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Mount Stromlo Observatory, 1936 - 1956, MS 037; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Clabon Walter Allen - Records, 1922 - 1953, MS 7360; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • Allen, C. W., 'The Beginnings of the Commonwealth Solar Observatory', Records of the Australian Academy of Science, vol. 4, no. 1, 1979, pp. 27-49. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9790410027.htm. Details
  • Gascoigne, S. C. B., 'Allen, Clabon Walter (1904-1987), Astronomer', Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 17, 2007, pp. 13-14. Details

Online Resources

See also

McCarthy, G.J.