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Author:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Harvard College Observatory  Search this
George R. Agassiz Station of the Harvard College Observatory  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory-Harvard College Observatory Radio Telescope  Search this
United States Army Materiel Command  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Object
Place:
Massachusetts
Date:
c. 1968
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
For information on installation of the telescope, see Smithsonian Year, 1968, p. 470.
Summary:
The assembly of the 26-meter (84-foot) fully-steerable radio telescope was mounted on a Harvard pedestal located at the Harvard-Smithsonian George R. Agassiz station, at Harvard, Massachusetts. The radio telescope was acquired by the Smithsonian Institution through the U.S. Army Materiel Command at Huntsville, Alabama. Initial studies conducted with the new telescope included radio investigations of atomic and molecular constituents in the interstellar medium.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 108, Box 2 1966-1971, Folder 5
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Astronomy  Search this
Astrophysics  Search this
Cambridge, MA  Search this
Instruments  Search this
Observatories  Search this
Radio astronomy  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Telescopes  Search this
Standard number:
2005-10441
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_5599