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Author:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Subject:
McCrosky, Richard  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Person, candid
Date:
c. 1970
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Notes:
Information from fact sheet attached to original photograph.
Summary:
Dr. Richard McCrosky, scientist-in-charge of Prairie Meteorite Network (1962-1975) viewing photograph of meteor taken by the network cameras. The Network, a system of 16 unmanned, fully automatic camera stations in Midwestern United States, to acquire orbital and trajectory data on very bright meteors. The photos, such as one being analyzed here, are used in attempts to locate and recover meteorites that might have survived trip to earth's surface. The project was administered by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 108, Box 2, Folder 5
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic:
Prairie Meteorite Network  Search this
Meteoritic Photography and Recovery Project  Search this
Observing stations  Search this
Instruments  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Observatories  Search this
Meteorites  Search this
Photography  Search this
Standard number:
2002-32250
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_8224