Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Information from fact sheet attached to original photograph.
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.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 108, Box 2, Folder 5