THE RAYLEIGH ARCHIVES DEDICATION
Special repts. no. 63
AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS HANSCOM AFB MA
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On 30 March 1966 a ceremony was held at the Research Library of the Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories, Bedford, Massachusetts, to dedicate the Rayleigh Archives a collection of the notebooks, manuscripts, working papers, and correspondence of the Lords Rayleigh John William Strutt, the third Baron Rayleigh, and Robert John Strutt, the fourth Baron Rayleigh. The ceremony was attended by a distinguished group from both the military and the scientific community whose research interests relate to the two Rayleighs. The report is a transcript of the discussions of Rayleigh Day, with only a minimum of editing to correct minor errors that occurred in impromptu remarks. Contents include Welcoming remarks at Rayleigh Day ceremony by Dr. John N. Howard, Chief Scientist AFCRL Colonel Robert F. Long, Commander, AFCRL and Brigadier General Ernest A. Pinson, Commander, Office of Aerospace Research Description of the material pertaining to the third Baron Rayleigh Address by the Honorable Charles R. Strutt Discussion of the scientific work of the third Baron Rayleigh Scattering studies, Electrical studies, Argon and other studies Comments by Professor Chapman on the influence of the fourth Baron Rayleigh on air glow and auroral research Description of the material pertaining to the fourth Baron Rayleigh Concluding remarks Pictorial review of Rayleigh Day ceremony Attendees at dedication ceremony A summary of the AFCRL Rayleigh Archives.
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