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Biographical entry Hogg, Arthur Robert (1903 - 1966)

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Born
25 November 1903
Creswick, Victoria, Australia
Died
31 March 1966
Occupation
Astronomer

Summary

Arthur Robert Hogg was an assistant at the Mount Stromlo Observatory 1921-1961 and Deputy Director 1961-1966. His advice to B.J. Bok, then director of Mount Stromlo Observatory, on the selection of possible sites for a major telescope in Australia resulted in the choice of Siding Spring as the site for the Anglo-Australian 150-inch telescope.

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1923
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1925
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1927 - 1929
Career position - Assistant Supervisor of Research at Broken Hill Associated Smelters in Port Pirie, South Australia
1929 - 1961
Career position - Assistant at Mount Stromlo Observatory
1940 - 1946
Career position - Physicist at the Munitions Supply Laboratories in Maribyrnong Victoria
1947 - 1966
Career position - Convenor of the National Committee on Astronomy
1950
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Melbourne
1954
Career position - President of the Royal Society of Canberra
1954
Career position - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1961 - 1964
Career position - President of the Commission 6 on Astronomical Telegrams, International Astronomical Union
1961 - 1966
Career position - Deputy Director of Mount Stromlo Observatory
1964
Career position - Chairman of the Australian Institute of Physics, Australian Capital Territory branch

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Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Arthur Robert Hogg - Records, 1926 - 1964, MS 063; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details
  • Mount Stromlo Observatory, 1936 - 1956, MS 037; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Arthur Robert Hogg - Records, 1926 - 1965, MS 3680; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

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McCarthy, G.J.