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Agency history, 1956-1975

Creator:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Moonwatch Division  Search this
Subject:
Spitz, Armand  Search this
Campbell, Leon Jr  Search this
Hirst, William P  Search this
Roth, Herbert E  Search this
Werner, Albert  Search this
Vanderburgh, Richard C  Search this
United States Air Force  Search this
Volunteer Flight Officer Network  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1956
1956-1975
Topic:
Satellites  Search this
Artificial satellites--Tracking  Search this
International Geophysical Year, 1957-1958  Search this
Telescopes  Search this
Volunteer workers in science  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00175
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_221100

Operation Moonwatch in Philippines

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Operation Moonwatch  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Satellite Tracking Program  Search this
Boy Scouts of America  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 6w x 4h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Place:
Philippines
Date:
1958
Topic:
Artificial satellites  Search this
Astronomy  Search this
Education  Search this
International Geophysical Year, 1957-1958  Search this
Observatories  Search this
Volunteers  Search this
Standard number:
96-1369
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9157

Super-Schmidt Camera Installation in New Mexico

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Satellite Tracking Program  Search this
Super-Schmidt Camera  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Object; Landscape; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Object
Landscape
Place:
Organ Pass, New Mexico
Date:
c. 1960
Topic:
Astronomy  Search this
Astrophysics  Search this
Cameras  Search this
New Mexico  Search this
Observatories  Search this
Photography--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Standard number:
91-6390
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_11341

Operation Moonwatch Event, Biloxi, Mississippi

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Operation Moonwatch  Search this
Moonwatch Program  Search this
Satellite Tracking Program  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group; Interior; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Interior
Place:
Mississippi
Date:
c. 1958
Topic:
Astronomy  Search this
Children  Search this
Event  Search this
Special events  Search this
Visitors' centers  Search this
Women  Search this
Standard number:
91-6389
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_11597

Keep Watching the Skies!: The Story of Operation Moonwatch and the Dawn of the Space Age

Author:
McCray, Patrick (W. Patrick)  Search this
Subject:
Whipple, Fred Lawrence 1906-  Search this
Operation Moonwatch  Search this
Satellite Tracking Program  Search this
Moonwatch Program  Search this
Sputnik  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Edition:
First
Physical description:
Number of pages : 324; Page numbers : 1-324
Date:
2008
Topic:
Volunteers  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Astronomy  Search this
Research--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Telescopes  Search this
Astronomical instruments  Search this
Satellites  Search this
Publisher:
Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_12613

Baker-Nunn Camera

Author:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Object
Date:
c. 1958
Topic:
Observing stations  Search this
Baker-Nunn Camera  Search this
Satellites  Search this
Instrument  Search this
Satellite Tracking Program  Search this
Baker, James G  Search this
Nunn, Joseph  Search this
Observatories  Search this
Photography  Search this
Standard number:
2002-32252
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_8335

Smithsonian Indian Field Station (SAO)

Author:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Object
Place:
India
Topic:
Observing stations  Search this
Baker-Nunn Camera  Search this
Instruments  Search this
Satellite Tracking Program  Search this
Baker, James G  Search this
Nunn, Joseph  Search this
Observatories  Search this
Photography  Search this
Standard number:
2003-19530
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_8336

Smithsonian Australian Field Station (SAO)

Author:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Object
Date:
1964
Topic:
Observing stations  Search this
Baker-Nunn Camera  Search this
Australia  Search this
Instruments  Search this
Satellite Tracking Program  Search this
Baker, James G  Search this
Nunn, Joseph  Search this
Observatories  Search this
Photography  Search this
Standard number:
2003-19529
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_8337

Moonwatch Volunteers, 1965

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Operation Moonwatch  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Place:
South Africa
Date:
1965
Topic:
Satellite Tracking Program  Search this
Observatories  Search this
Telescopes  Search this
Volunteers  Search this
Standard number:
96-960
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9832

Contract, Grant, and Procurement Records, 1956-1996

Creator:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts and Procurement Office  Search this
Physical description:
63.5 cu. ft. processed holdings
33.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Electronic records
Date:
1956
1956-1996
Topic:
Astrophysical observatories  Search this
Research grants  Search this
Contracts  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS01476
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Contract, Grant, and Procurement Records 1956-1996 [Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts and Procurement Office]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_287131

Baker-Nunn Films, 1955-1969

Creator:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Satellite Tracking Program  Search this
Physical description:
21 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Photographs
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
1955
1955-1969
Topic:
Astrophysical observatories  Search this
Satellites  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS01481
See more items in:
Baker-Nunn Films 1955-1969 [Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Satellite Tracking Program]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_287148

Project Records, 1961-1973

Creator:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Assistant Director (Science)  Search this
Subject:
Lundquist, Charles A  Search this
Multiple Mirror Telescope Observatory  Search this
Mt. Hopkins Observatory  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Satellite Tracking Program  Search this
Physical description:
12 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1961
1961-1973
Topic:
Research institutes  Search this
Observatories  Search this
Astronomy  Search this
Astrophysics  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00625
See more items in:
Project Records 1961-1973 [Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Assistant Director (Science)]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219539

General Correspondence and Administrative Files, 1957-1964

Creator:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Assistant Director (Administration)  Search this
Subject:
Tillinghast, Carlton W  Search this
Harmon, Vaughan  Search this
Drummond, Kenneth H  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Satellite Tracking Program  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Project Celescope  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project  Search this
Radio Meteor Project (Harvard College Observatory)  Search this
Table Mountain Station (California)  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Assistant Director (Management)  Search this
Physical description:
6 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1957
1957-1964
Topic:
Research institutes  Search this
Observatories  Search this
Astronomy  Search this
Astrophysics  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00632
See more items in:
General Correspondence and Administrative Files 1957-1964 [Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Assistant Director (Administration)]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219564

Satellite Tracking Program: Administrative Files, 1959-1967

Creator:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Assistant Director (Administration)  Search this
Subject:
Tillinghast, Carlton W  Search this
Harmon, Vaughan  Search this
Drummond, Kenneth H  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Satellite Tracking Program  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Assistant Director (Management)  Search this
United States Air Force  Search this
Physical description:
1.5 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1959
1959-1967
Topic:
Research institutes  Search this
Observatories  Search this
Astronomy  Search this
Astrophysics  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00633
See more items in:
Satellite Tracking Program: Administrative Files 1959-1967 [Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Assistant Director (Administration)]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219567

Satellite Tracking Program: Station Files, 1957-1964

Creator:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Assistant Director (Administration)  Search this
Subject:
Tillinghast, Carlton W  Search this
Harmon, Vaughan  Search this
Drummond, Kenneth H  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Satellite Tracking Program  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Assistant Director (Management)  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Meteor Simulation Project  Search this
United States Air Force  Search this
Physical description:
1.5 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Place:
Oslo (Norway)
Wallops Island (Va.)
Date:
1957
1957-1964
Topic:
Research institutes  Search this
Observatories  Search this
Astronomy  Search this
Astrophysics  Search this
Baker-Nunn camera  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00634
See more items in:
Satellite Tracking Program: Station Files 1957-1964 [Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Assistant Director (Administration)]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219570

Satellite and Laser Geodesy Files, 1978-1983

Creator:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Radio and Geoastronomy Division  Search this
Subject:
Lilley, Arthur Edward  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Satellite Tracking Program  Search this
Physical description:
1.5 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1978
1978-1983
Topic:
Research institutes  Search this
Observatories  Search this
Astronomy  Search this
Astrophysics  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00637
See more items in:
Satellite and Laser Geodesy Files 1978-1983 [Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Radio and Geoastronomy Division]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219579

Fred Whipple's Empire: The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, 1955-1973

Author:
DeVorkin, David H  Search this
Subject:
Whipple, Fred Lawrence 1906-  Search this
Menzel, Donald Howard 1901-  Search this
Carmichael, Leonard 1898-1973  Search this
Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
Harvard College Observatory  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Multiple Mirror Telescope Observatory  Search this
Satellite Tracking Program  Search this
Project Celescope  Search this
National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Edition:
First edition
Physical description:
Number of pages: 418; Page numbers: 1-401
Date:
2018
Topic:
Astronomy  Search this
Telescopes  Search this
Astrophysicists  Search this
Astronomy and astrophysics  Search this
Astrophysics  Search this
Geodesy  Search this
Space sciences  Search this
International Geophysical Year, 1957-1958  Search this
Publisher:
Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_14888

Report: Oral Histories in Meteoritics and Planetary Science: XIII: Fred L. Whipple

Author:
Marvin, Ursula B  Search this
Subject:
Carmichael, Leonard 1898-1973  Search this
Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001  Search this
Whipple, Fred Lawrence 1906-  Search this
Nininger, Harvey  Search this
LaPaz, Lincoln  Search this
National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Prairie Meteorite Network  Search this
Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory  Search this
Mt. Hopkins Observatory  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
Harvard College Observatory  Search this
Multiple Mirror Telescope Observatory  Search this
Meteoritical Society  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Satellite Tracking Program  Search this
Sputnik  Search this
Moonwatch Program  Search this
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics  Search this
Physical description:
Number of pages: 15; Page numbers: A199-A213
Date:
2004
Topic:
Biography  Search this
Meteorites  Search this
Astronomy  Search this
Meteors  Search this
Telescopes  Search this
Astrophysicists  Search this
Comets  Search this
Baker-Nunn Camera  Search this
Meteoritics  Search this
Artificial satellites  Search this
International Geophysical Year, 1957-1958  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Astrophysics  Search this
Continental drift  Search this
Publisher:
Arizona Board of Regents, University of Arizona: The Meteoritical Society
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_11372

SAO Station in Hawaii Closes

Subject:
United States Air Force  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory)  Search this
University of Hawaii  Search this
Place:
Hawaii
Date:
1980
Topic:
Satellite Tracking Program  Search this
Baker-Nunn Camera  Search this
Astrophysics  Search this
Astronomy  Search this
Geodesy  Search this
Closings  Search this
Field Stations  Search this
Observatories  Search this
Artificial satellites  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_1850

Johnson Electrocuted at SAO Station, Greece

Subject:
Johnson, William Charles  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory)  Search this
Place:
Greece
Date:
October 17, 1978
Topic:
Satellite Tracking Program  Search this
Observatories  Search this
Accidents  Search this
Deaths  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_1963

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