Martin Harwit (born March 9, 1931 in Prague) is a Czech-American astronomer, author, and was director of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. from 1987 to 1995. His scientific work on Infrared astronomy as a professor at Cornell University is notable.
In 1994 he became embroiled in public debate when his work on the Enola Gay exhibit, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1945 Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki , was accused of being "revisionist history" for including Japanese accounts of the attack and photographs of the victims, and for presenting an exhibit script that critics alleged "depicted the Japanese as victims of a United States motivated by vengeance." The controversy led to his being forced to resign from the directorship of the National Air and Space Museum.
- Bruce Medal (2007)
Named after him
- Astrophysical Concepts (1. Auflage 1973, 4. Auflage 2006) ISBN 978-0-387-32943-7
- Cosmic Discovery: The Search, Scope and Heritage of Astronomy (1981) ISBN 978-0-7108-0089-3
- An Exhibit Denied: Lobbying the History of Enola Gay (1996) ISBN 978-0-387-94797-6
- Mather, John C.; Boslough, John (1996, 2008). The Very First Light: The True Inside Story of the Scientific Journey Back to the Dawn of the Universe (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Basic Books. p. 112. ISBN 978-0-465-00529-1.
- Winners and Losers of the Information Revolution by Bernard Carl Rosen
- "Chronology of the Controversy". Enola Gay Archive. Air Force Magazine.com. Retrieved 2011-09-01.
- TELEVISION VIEW; Fifty Years Later, Still the Day After: Article The New York Times; Published: July 30, 1995
- Cornell Page
- Oral History interview transcript with Martin Marwit 19 April 1983, American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library and Archives
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