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Operation Moonwatch in Philippines

Creator:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Boy Scouts of America  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Philippines
Date:
1958
Topic:
Artificial satellites  Search this
Astronomy  Search this
International Geophysical Year, 1957-1958  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000371 [96-1369]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Undetermined
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_396202

National Air and Space Museum Exhibits Installation

Creator:
Farrar, Richard  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution Office of Printing and Photographic Services  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Explorer 1 (Artificial satellite)  Search this
Physical description:
Color slides; 35mm;
Type:
Color transparencies
Date:
1976
June 1976
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [76-8814]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_391961

Saul Feldman (b. 1928)

Subject:
Feldman, Saul 1928-  Search this
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)  Search this
California Institute of Technology  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1953
Topic:
Artificial satellites  Search this
Engineering  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0556]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_290945

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

International Ultraviolet Explorer Videohistory Collection, 1990

Subject:
Boggess, Albert  Search this
Kondo, Yoji  Search this
Sonneborn, George  Search this
Armbruster, Carol  Search this
Goddard Space Flight Center  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
IUE (Artificial satellite)  Search this
Interviewer:
DeVorkin, David H. 1944-  Search this
Physical description:
4 videotapes (Reference copies). 7 digital .wmv files and .rm files (Reference copies)
Type:
Videotapes
Collection descriptions
Transcripts
Date:
1990
Topic:
Telescopes  Search this
Comets  Search this
Artificial satellites  Search this
History of science and technology  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Astrophysics  Search this
Astronomy  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU009543
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217711

Records, 1966-1970

Creator:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Mt. Hopkins Department  Search this
Subject:
Burke, John J  Search this
Coffey, Jack A  Search this
Watts, Raymond  Search this
Kirchhoff, Werner  Search this
LaCount, Ronald R  Search this
Tougas, Charles  Search this
Whipple, Fred L (Fred Lawrence) 1906-2004  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Programs Management Office  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Mt. Hopkins Observatory  Search this
Physical description:
2.5 cu. ft. (5 document boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Black-and-white photographs
Color transparencies
Place:
Santa Rita Mountains (Ariz.)
Date:
1966
1966-1970
Topic:
Astrophysical observatories  Search this
Artificial satellites--Tracking  Search this
Geodetic astronomy  Search this
Geodesy  Search this
Geophysics  Search this
Astronomical instruments  Search this
Gamma ray astronomy  Search this
Spectrum analysis  Search this
Astronomical observatories  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000262
See more items in:
Contracts 1966-1970 [Mt. Hopkins Observatory]
Project Records 1967-1970 [Mt. Hopkins Observatory]
Subject Files 1966-1970 [Mt. Hopkins Observatory]
Photographs and Color Slides 1969 [Mt. Hopkins Observatory]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216831

Records, 1973-1985

Creator:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory High Energy Astrophysics Division  Search this
Subject:
Rowe, Benson  Search this
Giacconi, Riccardo  Search this
Tananbaum, Harvey D  Search this
Uhuru (Artificial satellite)  Search this
Einstein Observatory (Artificial satellite)  Search this
Physical description:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1973
1973-1985
Topic:
Astrophysical observatories  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000467
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217033

The Visible Woman Assembly Kit

Maker:
Renwal Products Company  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
cardboard (box material)
paper (part material)
Measurements:
overall: 41 cm x 33.4 cm x 7.5 cm; 16 1/8 in x 13 1/8 in x 2 15/16 in
overall: 2 7/8 in x 13 in x 16 in; 7.3025 cm x 33.02 cm x 40.64 cm
Object Name:
model, anatomical, female
Place Made:
United States: New York, Mineola
Subject:
Education  Search this
Birth Control/Contraception  Search this
Anatomy  Search this
Education  Search this
ID Number:
1998.0185.01
Catalog number:
1998.0185.01
Accession number:
1998.0185
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Sputnik
Health & Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_214318
Additional Online Media:

The Visible Man

Maker:
Renwal Products Company  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
cardboard (box material)
paper (part material)
Measurements:
overall: 41 cm x 13.3 cm x 7 cm; 16 1/8 in x 5 1/4 in x 2 3/4 in
overall: 2 3/4 in x 13 in x 16 in; 6.985 cm x 33.02 cm x 40.64 cm
Object Name:
model, anatomical, male
Place Made:
United States: New York, Mineola
Subject:
Education  Search this
Birth Control/Contraception  Search this
Anatomy  Search this
Education  Search this
ID Number:
1998.0185.02
Catalog number:
1998.0185.02
Accession number:
1998.0185
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Sputnik
Health & Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_214319
Additional Online Media:

Cuisenaire Rods

Physical Description:
wood (overall material)
cloth (bag material)
Measurements:
overall: 1 cm x 14.5 cm x 21 cm; 3/8 in x 5 11/16 in x 8 1/4 in
Object Name:
teaching apparatus
Date made:
1965
Date received:
1987
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Education  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Coralee C. Gillilland
ID Number:
1987.0542.01
Catalog number:
1987.0542.01
Accession number:
1987.0542
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Learning Arithmetic
Science & Mathematics
Arithmetic Teaching
Sputnik
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_694608

Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka

Creator:
Clarke, Arthur C., Sir (Arthur Charles), 1917-2008  Search this
Extent:
95.02 Cubic feet (188 legal size boxes; 5 15 x 12 x 3 flat boxes; 1 16 x 20 x 3 flat box; 4 12 x 8 x 5 shoeboxes)
88.55 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1932-2012
bulk 1950-2008
Summary:
Sir Arthur C. Clarke is one of the preeminent science-fiction writers of the 20th century.
Scope and Contents:
Contains personal and business correspondence, manuscripts of most of Clarke's fiction works in various draft states, short stories, articles, addresses, speeches, movie outlines, Apollo 11 broadcast material, datebooks & notebooks, reference materials, business cards of visitors & contacts, photos & slides. There is some material by people other than the creator such as manuscripts and film/TV scripts.

This collection also includes audio-visual material. Please contact the Media Archivist for access.
Arrangement:
Series were based on the creator's original arrangement of material.

Arranged into 7 Series:

Series 1: Correspondence

Series 2: Original Writing

2.1: "Clarkives"

2.2: Non-"Clarkives"

2.3: Articles, Short Stories

2.4: Lectures, Speeches

Series 3: Media & Publicity

Series 4: Awards & Tributes

Series 5: Manuscripts written by others relating to Clarke's Literary Works

Series 6: Miscellaneous

Series 7: Images

7.1: Photos

7.2: Slide Albums
Biographical / Historical:
Born on December 16, 1917, in Minehead, England, Arthur Charles Clarke became obsessed with science fiction and astronomy at a young age. He was the eldest of four children born into a farming family, however he would become, with his brother Fred Clarke acting as a business associate, one of the leading names in science fiction.

During World War II Clarke served as a radar instructor and in his free time became one of the early members of the British Interplanetary Society. In 1945, Clarke made one of his earliest predictions (he called them "extrapolations") when he came up with the idea of communication satellites. He became known for this uncanny prescience which is seen in so much of his work.

In 1948 Clarke graduated from King's College, London with honors in math and physics. By 1951, Clarke had gained respect as both a fiction and non-fiction writer with Interplanatary Flight and Prelude to Space, respectively.

In 1956, Clarke emigrated to Sri Lanka, then known as Ceylon, where he could indulge a new obsession - skin diving. He remained in Sri Lanka for the rest of his life, creating a diving company and funding many science education programs in the country.

Perhaps Clarke's most recognizable feat came when he was able to work with Stanly Kubrick over a course of 4 years in order to create the book and film 2001: A Space Odyssey which was loosely based on the earlier Clarke story "The Sentinel."

Clarke accomplished an amazing amount of writing, speaking tours, TV appearances and humantarian work despite suffering from post-polio syndrome for decades. He won numerous awards, mostly for his science fiction but also for popularizing science. He was knighted in 1998. He died, age 90, March 19, 2008.
Provenance:
Arthur C. Clarke Trust, gift, 2014
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Permissions Requests
Topic:
Underwater archaeology -- 1960's  Search this
nonfiction novels  Search this
Interplanetary voyages  Search this
Artificial satellites  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
Apollo 11 Flight  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Science fiction  Search this
Citation:
Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka, Acc. 2015-0010, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2015.0010
See more items in:
Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2015-0010
Additional Online Media:

Geodetic uses of artificial satellites

Author:
Veis, George  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1960
Topic:
Astronomy  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_76675

Accurate drag determinations for eight artificial satellites : atmospheric densities and temperatures

Author:
Jacchia, Luigi G.  Search this
Slowey, Jack  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1963
Topic:
Astronomy  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_76696

Sputnik Dance / I'll Be the One; A Vision / Stay a Little Longer

Maker:
RCA Victor  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; 17.78 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place Made:
United States: New Jersey, Camden
Date made:
1958
Credit Line:
GIft of Steven C. Turner
ID Number:
2007.0048.01
Accession number:
2007.0048
Catalog number:
2007.0048.01
Maker number:
EPA 4286
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Sputnik
Popular Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1321736

4c Project Mercury single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 1193
Printer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (dark blue, yellow); adhesive / engraving
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
February 20, 1962
Topic:
Space Exploration & the Universe  Search this
Technology & Inventions  Search this
Science  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Object number:
1980.2493.5406
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1980.2493.5406

3c International Geophysical Year single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 1107
Printer:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing  Search this
Medium:
paper; ink (black, red orange); adhesive / engraving
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
May 31, 1958
Topic:
Science  Search this
The Environment  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Object number:
1980.2493.5229
See more items in:
National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1980.2493.5229

Hey, Maryann; My Love Is Gone

Composer:
Nathan, N.  Search this
Vikki, J.  Search this
Recording artist:
Sputniks, The  Search this
Manufacturer:
Class  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States: California, Los Angeles, Hollywood
Date made:
1958
ID Number:
1996.0153.20014
Label number:
217
Accession number:
1996.0153
Catalog number:
1996.0153.20014
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Sputnik
Popular Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1244493
Additional Online Media:

Pickin' on the Wrong Chicken; Satellite Beep Bop

Composer:
Michael  Search this
Korgich  Search this
Young  Search this
Bruhn  Search this
Recording artist:
The Basie-ites  Search this
Mitchell, Billy  Search this
Manufacturer:
Imperial  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States: California, Los Angeles, Hollywood
Date made:
1958
ID Number:
1996.0153.18237
Catalog number:
1996.0153.18237
Label number:
X5520
Accession number:
1996.0153
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Sputnik
Popular Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1242722
Additional Online Media:

Sputnik Rock and Roll / Hallo-Man Beat; Do the Bop / I Got You

Recording artist:
Rock - Krister  Search this
Manufacturer:
Jan  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
Sweden
Date made:
1965
Subject:
Music  Search this
ID Number:
1996.0153.19337
Catalog number:
1996.0153.19337
Label number:
45-080
Accession number:
1996.0153
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Sputnik
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1243819
Additional Online Media:

Skinner Teaching Machine

Maker:
Skinner, B. F.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 17.5 cm x 48.6 cm x 37 cm; 6 7/8 in x 19 1/8 in x 14 9/16 in
Object Name:
teaching machine
Place Made:
United States: Massachusetts, Cambridge
Date made:
1957
Subject:
Psychology  Search this
Education  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of B. F. Skinner
ID Number:
MA.335539
Accession number:
318945
Catalog number:
335539
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Sputnik
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_690062

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