Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
39 documents - page 1 of 2

The book of nature: an elementary introduction : to the sciences of physics, astronomy, chemistry, mineralogy, geology, botany, zoology, and physiology / by Friedrich Schoedler

Author:
Schoedler, Friedrich 1813-1884  Search this
Medlock, Henry  Search this
Former owner:
Lindemann, W. E. DSI  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 13-691 p. : ill., diagrs. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1853
Topic:
Science--Textbooks  Search this
Science--Study and teaching  Search this
Call number:
Q160 .S39X 1853
Q160.S39X 1853
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_334520

Richard H. Emmons Papers

Creator::
Emmons, Richard H., 1919-2005  Search this
Extent:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Date:
circa 1954-1998
Descriptive Entry:
Richard H. Emmons (1919-2005), astronomer, engineer, and proponent of astronomy education, taught astronomy and physics at Kent State University and later worked as an engineer for Goodyear Aerospace Corporation. He was well-known for the planetariums he established, over 23 in all. Emmons was also the team leader for the North Canton Moonwatch Team. Moonwatch teams were established around the world by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Moonwatch Division, 1956-1975, to track and photograph artificial satellites. This accession consists of records created and maintained by Emmons documenting his work as an astronomer and an engineer, his participation in Moonwatch, and his research interests. Materials include correspondence and memoranda; theories, calculations, charts, graphs, and notes; images of astronomers, equipment, facilities, and the sky; articles written and co-written by Emmons; newspaper clippings; professional society and astronomy club newsletters; and research and reference materials such as journal articles, manuscripts, predictions, and technical documents. Some research and reference materials pre-date the date span of this accession, but would have been collected during this time period.
Topic:
Astronomers  Search this
Astrophysicists  Search this
Astronomy  Search this
Astrophysics  Search this
Aerospace engineers  Search this
Aerospace engineering  Search this
Astronomy -- Study and teaching  Search this
Planetariums  Search this
Satellites  Search this
Artificial satellites -- Tracking  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-154, Richard H. Emmons Papers
Identifier:
Accession 07-154
See more items in:
Richard H. Emmons Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa07-154

Richard H. Emmons Papers

Creator::
Emmons, Richard H., 1919-2005  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Books
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
circa 1935-1976, 1990-1991, 1995-1996, 2005
Descriptive Entry:
Richard H. Emmons (1919-2005), astronomer, engineer, and proponent of astronomy education, taught astronomy and physics at Kent State University and later worked as an engineer for Goodyear Aerospace Corporation. He was well-known for the planetariums he established, over 23 in all. Emmons was also the team leader for the North Canton Moonwatch Team. Moonwatch teams were established around the world by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Moonwatch Division, 1956-1975, to track and photograph artificial satellites. This accession consists of records created and maintained by Emmons documenting his work as an astronomer and an engineer, his participation in Moonwatch, and his research interests. This accession also documents the creation and dissolution of both the Moonwatch program as well as the North Canton Moonwatch Team. Materials include correspondence, reports, clippings, articles, fact sheets, photographs, lecture notes, announcements, newsletters, calculations, notes, and related materials as well as an autobiography of H. H. Emmons with a postscript written by his son, Richard H. Emmons.
Topic:
Astronomers  Search this
Astrophysicists  Search this
Astronomy  Search this
Astrophysics  Search this
Aerospace engineers  Search this
Aerospace engineering  Search this
Astronomy -- Study and teaching  Search this
Planetariums  Search this
Satellites  Search this
Artificial satellites -- Tracking  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-112, Richard H. Emmons Papers
Identifier:
Accession 08-112
See more items in:
Richard H. Emmons Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa08-112

Vioalle Hefferan Papers

Creator:
Hefferan, Vioalle  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1943-1974
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the contents of scrapbooks created by Vioalle Hefferan. Hefferan was a teacher and astronomy club advisor at Albuquerque High School as well as the leader of Moonwatch Team #041. The team, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was one of the few teams led by a female and most of its members were high school students. Moonwatch teams were established around the world by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Moonwatch Division, 1956-1975, to track and photograph artificial satellites. Materials include letters and cards from students, parents, former students, friends, and family. Materials also include clippings, photographs, certificates, and related materials.
Topic:
Artificial satellites -- Tracking  Search this
Astronomy  Search this
Satellites  Search this
Science -- Study and teaching  Search this
High school students -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-048, Hefferan, Vioalle, Vioalle Hefferan Papers
Identifier:
Accession 08-048
See more items in:
Vioalle Hefferan Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa08-048

Correspondence

Creator:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Senior Research Fellow  Search this
Extent:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1982-1983, 1986-1994
Descriptive Entry:
This accession includes the outgoing correspondence of George B. Field, Director, 1973-1982, and Senior Research Fellow, 1983- , as well as an applied astronomy professor at Harvard University. Materials also include some incoming correspondence as well as attachments. A small amount of correspondence belonged to George B. Rybicki, L. M. Ozernoi, Alan P. Lightman, and others. Together, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the Harvard College Observatory administer the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics which was also directed by Field. Subject matter within the correspondence relates to all of these organizations.
Topic:
Astronomy -- Study and teaching  Search this
Astrophysics.  Search this
Observatories  Search this
Research institutes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-008, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Senior Research Fellow, Correspondence
Identifier:
Accession 10-008
See more items in:
Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa10-008

Productions

Topic:
Looking at Learning...Again (Video recording)
Science in Focus: Energy (Video recording)
Shedding Light on Science (Video recording)
Essential Science for Teachers (Video recording)
NASA Forum on the Structure and Evolution of the Universe (Video recording)
Habitable Planet: A Systems Approach to Environmental Science (Video recording)
Technical Difficulties (Video recording)
Cosmic Questions (Video recording)
The Next Move, Assessment in Math and Science (Video recording)
Science in Focus: Energy (Video recording)
Principles for Principals (Video recording)
Welcome to the Smithsonian (Video recording)
Smithsonian Job Talks (Video recording)
Mind, Brain, and Education (Video recording)
Chemistry: Challenges and Solutions (Video recording)
Physics for the 21st Century (Video recording)
Understandings of Consequence Project (Video recording)
Lighthouse of the Skies (Video recording)
Science and Engineering in the Lives of Students (Video recording)
Eye on the Sky (Video recording)
A Private Universe (Video recording)
Factors Influencing College Science Success (Video recording)
Youth Astronomy Apprenticeship (Video recording)
Case Studies in Science Education (Video recording)
Private Universe Project in Math Workshops (Video recording)
Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Science Media Group  Search this
Extent:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Electronic records
Compact discs
Digital versatile discs
Videotapes
Date:
1994-2013
Descriptive Entry:
The Science Media Group (SMG) was founded by Dr. Matthew H. Schneps and Dr. Philip Michael Sadler as an experimental project to explore novel applications of video in the service of science education. In operation at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the Harvard College Observatory from 1989 to 2013, this accession consists of videotapes and motion picture film of edited programs, camera masters, and supporting materials. The programs focus on classroom teaching and reflect the best practices drawn from research in science teaching and learning. Programs include interviews and on-camera presentations by leaders in the science education reform movement; extensive interviews with students, science and mathematics content experts, and K-12 and information science educators.

Productions, events, and units documented include: "Habitable Planet: A Systems Approach to Environmental Science"; "EarthScope - Volcano Island"; "Crossroads Conference: The Future of Human Life in the Universe"; "Virtual Leaning Magnet"; "Astronomy News Service"; "Initiative for Innovative Computing - Astronomy Medicine"; "Center for Tropical Forest Science"; "Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics - Public Nights"; "Ecosystems on the Edge"; Smithsonian Innovations/Arts and Industries Building; "Institute for Theory and Computation"; Giant Magellan Telescope; National Air and Space Museum; Office of the Chief Information Officer; Encyclopedia of Life; "SHOUT! Partners in Learning"; "Vanished - Smithsonian Center for Museum and Education Studies - Conrad Labandeira"; "Chandra X-ray Observatory"; "NASA Forum on the Structure and Evolution of the Universe"; Sub Millimeter Array; "Black Holes: Space Warps and Time Twists"; "Science in Focus: Energy"; "Looking at Learning...Again"; "Shedding Light on Science"; and "Essential Science for Teachers". SMG partnered with Annenberg/CPB for many years on productions.

Materials include videotapes, transcripts, teacher guides, and images. Materials are in electronic format.
Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing copies are not currently available. Viewing copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Scientists  Search this
Mathematics teachers  Search this
Science teachers  Search this
Students  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Science -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Electronic records
Compact discs
Digital versatile discs
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-067, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Science Media Group, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 17-067
See more items in:
Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa17-067

Prospectus of a course of lectures on some of the practical parts of the mathematics : viz. ... astronomy, geography, navigation ..., gunnery, and fortification / by John Playfair ..

Author:
Playfair, John 1748-1819  Search this
Donor:
Burndy Library DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[2], 19, [3] p. ; 23 cm. (8vo)
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1793
Topic:
Mathematics--Study and teaching  Search this
Astronomy--Study and teaching  Search this
Geography--Study and teaching  Search this
Call number:
QA11 .P72 1793
QA11.P72 1793
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_358691

Star theatre : the story of the planetarium / William Firebrace

Title:
Star theater
Author:
Firebrace, William  Search this
Physical description:
229 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
History
Date:
2017
Topic:
Planetariums  Search this
Planetariums--History  Search this
Astronomy--Study and teaching--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1090196

Peggy Scott : Navajo language preservationist / a collaborative project of Diné College - Tsaile, Arizona and Winona State University - Winona, Minnesota

Title:
2015 Navajo Oral History Project Peggy Scott
Author:
Gerard, Jordan  Search this
Strand, Ben  Search this
Tayah, Brandon  Search this
Scott, Peggy (Peggy Francis)  Search this
Navajo Oral History (Project)  Search this
Diné College  Search this
Winona State University  Search this
Subject:
Scott, Peggy (Peggy Francis)  Search this
Physical description:
1 videodisc (132 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Video recordings
Date:
2015
Topic:
Navajo language  Search this
Navajo astronomy--Study and teaching  Search this
Education  Search this
Call number:
video 001535
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1069847

Directory of physics & astronomy staff members

Title:
Directory of physics and astronomy staff members
Directory of physics & astronomy staff
Directory of physics and astronomy staff
Author:
American Institute of Physics  Search this
Physical description:
v. ; 29 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
North America
Date:
1976
1991
1976-1991
Topic:
Physics--Study and teaching (Higher)--Directories  Search this
Physicists--Directories  Search this
Astronomy--Study and teaching (Higher)--Directories  Search this
Astronomers--Directories  Search this
Universities and colleges--Directories  Search this
Call number:
QC47.N75 D5
QC47.N75 D57
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_80163

My room at the centre of the universe : a personal research journal / Elvirdo Booysen ; developed by Helene Smuts, Bronwyn Lace, Marcus Neustetter [and others]

Title:
Africa meets Africa : my room at the centre of the universe
Author:
Booysen, Elvirdo  Search this
Author:
Smuts, Helene  Search this
Lace, Bronwyn  Search this
Neustetter, Marcus  Search this
Producer:
Spiller, Guy  Search this
Publisher:
Africa meets Africa Project  Search this
Physical description:
128 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 x 31 cm + 1 videodisc
Type:
Video recordings
Place:
South Africa
Date:
2014
Topic:
Education, Secondary--Curricula  Search this
Archaeology--Study and teaching (Secondary)  Search this
Astronomy--Study and teaching (Secondary)  Search this
Art--Study and teaching (Secondary)  Search this
Interdisciplinary approach in education  Search this
Civilization  Search this
Study and teaching (Secondary)  Search this
Call number:
LB1629.65.S6 B66 2014
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1031994

George B. Field Papers, c. 1955-2004

Creator:
Field, George B. 1929-  Search this
Subject:
Field, George B. 1929-  Search this
Harvard College Observatory  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics  Search this
Princeton University  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
University of California, Berkeley  Search this
Physical description:
9.5 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1955
1955-2004
c 1955-2004
Topic:
Astronomy--History  Search this
Astronomy--Study and teaching  Search this
Astronomy and state  Search this
Astronomy  Search this
Astrophysicists  Search this
Astrophysics  Search this
Dynamo theory (Cosmic physics)  Search this
Physics--Research  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 10-026
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted until donor's death, Transferring office; 1/4/1984 Deed of Gift; Contact reference staff for details
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_287570

George B. Field Papers, c. 1978-1997

Creator:
Field, George B. 1929-  Search this
Subject:
Field, George B. 1929-  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
Physical description:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1978
1978-1997
c 1978-1997
Topic:
Astrophysicists  Search this
Astrophysics  Search this
Astronomy--Study and teaching  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 14-283
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted until donor's death, Transferring office; 1/4/1984 deed of gift; Contact reference staff for details
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_368147

Productions, 1986-2013

Creator:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Science Media Group  Search this
Uniform title:
A Private Universe (Video recording)  Search this
Looking at Learning...Again (Video recording)  Search this
Case Studies in Science Education (Video recording)  Search this
Science in Focus: Energy (Video recording)  Search this
The Next Move, Assessment in Math and Science (Video recording)  Search this
Principles for Principals (Video recording)  Search this
Shedding Light on Science (Video recording)  Search this
Science in Focus: Force and Motion (Video recording)  Search this
Essential Science for Teachers (Video recording)  Search this
Technical Difficulties (Video recording)  Search this
Cosmic Questions (Video recording)  Search this
SportSmarts (Video recording)  Search this
NASA Forum on the Structure and Evolution of the Universe (Video recording)  Search this
Welcome to the Smithsonian (Video recording)  Search this
Smithsonian Job Talks (Video recording)  Search this
Mind, Brain, and Education (Video recording)  Search this
Chemistry: Challenges and Solutions (Video recording)  Search this
Physics for the 21st Century (Video recording)  Search this
Understandings of Consequence Project (Video recording)  Search this
Lighthouse of the Skies (Video recording)  Search this
Science and Engineering in the Lives of Students (Video recording)  Search this
Eye on the Sky (Video recording)  Search this
Factors Influencing College Science Success (Video recording)  Search this
Science in Focus: Force and Motion (Video recording)  Search this
Youth Astronomy Apprenticeship (Video recording)  Search this
Private Universe Project in Math Workshops (Video recording)  Search this
Subject:
Schneps, Matthew H  Search this
Sadler, Philip Michael  Search this
Annenberg/CPB  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Harvard College Observatory  Search this
Physical description:
45.5 cu. ft. (45 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Compact discs
Digital images
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Drawings
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Sound recordings
Videotapes
Date:
1986
1986-2013
Topic:
Scientists  Search this
Mathematics teachers  Search this
Science teachers  Search this
Students  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Science--Study and teaching  Search this
Motion pictures--Production and direction  Search this
Video recordings--Production and direction  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 16-090
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing/listening copies are not currently available. Viewing/listening copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Productions 1982-2013 [Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Science Media Group]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_379872

Vioalle Hefferan Papers, 1943-1974

Creator:
Hefferan, Vioalle  Search this
Subject:
Hefferan, Vioalle  Search this
Albuquerque Moonwatch Team  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Moonwatch Division  Search this
Albuquerque High School (Albuquerque, N.M.)  Search this
Physical description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Clippings
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
United States
Albuquerque (N.M.)
Date:
1943
1943-1974
Topic:
Artificial satellites--Tracking  Search this
Astronomy  Search this
Satellites  Search this
Science--Study and teaching  Search this
High school students  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 08-048
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_281326

Correspondence, 1982-1983, 1986-1994

Creator:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Senior Research Fellow  Search this
Subject:
Field, George B. 1929-  Search this
Lightman, Alan P. 1948-  Search this
Rybicki, George B  Search this
Ozernoĭ, L. M (Leonid Moiseevich)  Search this
Harvard College Observatory  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Office of the Director  Search this
Physical description:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1982
1982-1994
1982-1983, 1986-1994
Topic:
Astronomy--Study and teaching  Search this
Astrophysics  Search this
Observatories  Search this
Research institutes  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 10-008
See more items in:
Correspondence 1982-1983, 1986-1994 [Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Senior Research Fellow]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_287015

Hypatia, Ancient Alexandria’s Great Female Scholar

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Lectures
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 15 Mar 2010 03:00:00 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_d4d62a35bb83e410b1f45c8bd5122e4f

A new and easy system of geography and popular astronomy : together with the use of the globes : the whole designed as an introduction to universal geography, and arranged in a catechetical form / by John O'Neill

Title:
O'Neill's Geography
Introduction to universal geography
Author:
O'Neill, John -1808  Search this
Writer of supplementary textual content:
James, Joseph 1754 or 1755-1830  Search this
Publisher:
Lucas, Fielding 1781-1854  Search this
Former owner:
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896 DSI  Search this
Warfield, George W. active 1821 DSI  Search this
Physical description:
386, [2] pages, [3] folded leaves of plates : illustrations, maps ; 19 cm
Type:
Textbooks
Date:
1819
Topic:
Geography  Search this
Astronomy  Search this
Globes--Study and teaching  Search this
Call number:
G125 .O54 1819
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_941337

Probe : a booklet of activities and background information for teachers and students written to accompany the NASM show Probe / [prepared by the staff of the Albert Einstein Spacearium]

Author:
National Air and Space Museum Education Services Division  Search this
Subject:
Albert Einstein Spacearium  Search this
Physical description:
73 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
198u
[198-]
Topic:
Planetariums--Study and teaching  Search this
Astronautics--Study and teaching  Search this
Astronomy--Study and teaching  Search this
Call number:
QB71.W18 P75 1980z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_764907

American Indian astronomy : teacher guide, teacher information and student activities / Anoka-Hennepin Independent School District 11, Indian Education Program ; [developed by Priscilla Buffalohead ; graphics and artwork by Robert Desjarlait]

Author:
Buffalohead, Priscilla  Search this
DesJarlait, Robert  Search this
Indian Education Program (Anoka-Hennepin School District No. 11 (Minn.))  Search this
Physical description:
30 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
North America
Date:
1988
C1988
Topic:
Indian astronomy  Search this
Study and teaching  Search this
Call number:
E98.A88 B84 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_793682

Modify Your Search






or


Narrow By