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Title: Celebrating Yervant: Cornell Professor Terzian on his 70th birthday
Authors: Handler, Philip
Handler, Maddy
Fly on the Wall Productions, Producer:
Keywords: Cornell University
Cornell University Department of Astronomy
Yervant Terzian, Cornell Professor of Astronomy
Patricia Fernandez de Castro
Elizabeth Bilson
Bob Cowie '55
Cornell Prof Richard Lovelace
Erica Miles
Mary Mulvanerton
Cornell Prof Emeritus Mal Nesheim
Frank H.T. Rhodes, Cornell President Emeritus
Marina Romanova
Cornell Prof Saul Teukolsky
Cornell Prof Ira Wasserman
Prof Hans Bethe (1906-2005)
Prof Tommy Gold (1920-2004)
Prof Carl Sagan (1934-1996)
Prof Ed Salpeter (1924-2008)
Cornell Friends of Astronomy alumni group
ORION newsletter
NRAO Green Bank W. Va radio telescopes
Arecibo Radio Telescope
Hubble Space Telescope
ANSEF- Armenian National Science and Education Fund
IAU- International Astronomical Union
SKA- Square Kilometer Array telescopes
NASA Space Grant
Pew Charitable Trust Program for Science Education
David C. Duncan Professor in the Physical Sciences
Terzian Undergraduate Fellowships
Issue Date: Oct-2009
Publisher: Internet-First University Press
Abstract: This documentary was created as a gift for Yervant Terzian's 70th birthday (Feb 9, 2009.) The production takes a personal, honest, and at times light-hearted approach to the Professor's Cornell story, made upbeat through the Happy Birthday song variations music separating the chapters. Yervant's family and childhood roots are explored briefly, but the emphasis is on Terzian's 45 year Cornell career as a teacher, researcher, and department chairman for 20 years. This success story is told through interviews in June 2009 with Yervant, his wife Patricia, and with his friends that include Cornell Astronomy professors, a former Cornell president, a former Cornell provost, and several Astronomy department assistants. Using vintage still photos, as well as videotape from up to 20 years ago, this documentary is able to feature several persons important to Yervant's life and to Cornell Astronomy, the late Carl Sagan and the late Tommy Gold.
Description: Length of Video: 33 min
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