An Astronomer-Climber


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Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Apr 25, 2015 - 07:25am PT
I'm bumping this ' needs to be bumped.

Astronomy was my first career choice but was talked out of it by a High School counsellor. I had several unhappy years at the start in Aerospace Engineering, and switched to Chemistry after 3 years in the military.

Big Wall climber
Aug 23, 2015 - 09:38pm PT

Big Wall climber
Aug 23, 2015 - 09:40pm PT

The best of all astronomy pics!

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Aug 23, 2015 - 11:17pm PT
those pics ^^^ f'real?
Nick Danger

Ice climber
Arvada, CO
May 8, 2017 - 12:58pm PT
What a wonderful thread about an amazing scientist, climber, and all around gentleman. Thank you, Lyman Spitzer, for all you gave to the world. And a special thanks to Rich for originally posting his story here. Existence is such a gas I can hardly stand it sometimes. Every time I see a Hubble photo I am reminded of just what wonderful things we humans are actually capable. Thanks again.

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
Topic Author's Reply - May 8, 2017 - 01:07pm PT
Glad to see this bubble up from the depths. Lyman surely deserves the attention.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
May 8, 2017 - 08:40pm PT
already referenced is the wikipedia entry:

but see also:

I refer to his 1956 book Physics of Fully Ionized Gases frequently these days as I learn about that physics, which concerns my current research. I'm sure there are more modern books, but there is an elegant simplicity (though dense) in Spitzer's treatise, and some of it is still used, amazingly, after 60 years.

I never got to meet him as my youth had me in some other domains of physics.

Mountain climber
golden, rollin hills of California
May 8, 2017 - 09:35pm PT
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 23, 2017 - 09:51am PT
Bump for a great and inspiring thread.
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