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The history of the earth's crust; a symposium. Edited by Robert A. Phinney

Editor:
Phinney, Robert A.  Search this
Author:
Columbia University Department of Geology  Search this
Goddard Institute for Space Studies  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 244 pages illustrations, maps (some color) 29 cm
Type:
Congresses
Conference papers and proceedings
Place:
Earth (Planet)
Date:
1968
Topic:
Earth-Crust  Search this
Earth-Mantle  Search this
Planets--Mantles  Search this
Planets--Crust  Search this
Lithosfeer  Search this
Crust  Search this
Mantle  Search this
Call number:
QE511 .H67 1968
QE511 .H67
QE511.H67 1968
QE511.H67
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_9171

Myron Lecar Papers

Creator::
Lecar, Myron  Search this
Extent:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Color negatives
Color photographs
Place:
Solar system
Date:
1956-2010
Descriptive Entry:
Myron "Mike" Lecar was born on April 10, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York. He received an S.B. in industrial engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1951 and an M.S. in industrial engineering from Case Institute of Technology in 1953. From 1954 to 1958, Lecar served as an officer in the U. S. Navy, developing and teaching nuclear weapons technology and working on Project Vanguard.

Later he studied astronomy at Yale University and received his Ph.D. in 1963 carrying out some of the earliest computer modeling of stellar atmospheres. As a graduate student, Lecar was one of the founding members of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies at Columbia University in 1962.

Acting on an invitation of Fred Whipple, Lecar joined the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) in 1965. While at SAO, Lecar's research interests included gravitational dynamics, planet formation, and the dynamics of our solar system. The author or co-author of more than 90 scientific articles, Lecar was also the principle investigator on a grant from the Smithsonian Institution to collaborate with Tel Aviv University in the planning, construction and commissioning of the Wise Observatory in the Negev desert in Israel. Before his retirement as Senior Astrophysicist in 2009, Lecar was a founding member of the Harvard Origins of Life Initiative.

On May 30, 2005, Lecar married Rosemary Johnson in Belmont, Massachusetts after having been a part of each other's lives for some 27 years. At the age of 81, Lecar passed away in 2011.

This accession consists of materials that document the professional and personal life of SAO astrophysicist, Myron Lecar. A significant portion of the records consist of materials related to Lecar's work on the planning and construction of the Florence and George Wise Observatory in Israel. The other significant portion consists of personal journals that Lecar kept that documented his personal life, his thoughts, and his interactions with the people around him. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, grant proposals, reports, financial records, publicity materials, press releases, journals, brochures, images, curriculum vitae, clippings, and other related records.
Topic:
Gravitational fields  Search this
Planets -- Origin  Search this
Astrophysics  Search this
Astrophysicists  Search this
Astronomical observatories  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Color negatives
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-058, Myron Lecar Papers
Identifier:
Accession 18-058
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa18-058

Could Climate Change Make These Clouds Go Extinct?

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 26 Feb 2019 19:45:16 +0000
Topic:
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Climate Change May Cause Increased Rates of Heart Defects in Babies

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Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
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Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 01 Feb 2019 21:32:24 +0000
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Earth’s Past Climates

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Symposia
Lectures
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:22:18 +0000
Topic:
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edanmdm:posts_60f7343d38d62c09652d3489fff0a87a

It's Official: 2015 Was the Hottest Year in Over a Century

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 21 Jan 2016 18:40:55 +0000
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Corals Show How Pacific Trade Winds Guide Global Temperatures

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:24:03 +0000
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For the 4th Time Since 1997, We All Just Lived Through the Hottest Year Ever Recorded

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 18:55:58 +0000
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Why Doesn't Anyone Know How to Talk About Global Warming?

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Lectures
Interviews
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 01 May 2014 14:18:34 +0000
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Potential climatic impacts of increasing atmospheric CO₂ with emphasis on water availability and hydrology in the United States : report / prepared for the Environmental Protection Agency by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Institute for Space Studies ; principal contributors, David Rind and Sergej Lebedeff

Author:
Rind, David  Search this
Lebedeff, Sergej  Search this
Goddard Institute for Space Studies  Search this
United States Environmental Protection Agency Office of Policy, Planning, and Evaluation Strategic Studies Staff  Search this
Physical description:
x, 96 p. : ill., 3 maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1984
Topic:
Atmospheric carbon dioxide--Measurement--Testing  Search this
Call number:
QC879.8 .R57 1984
QC879.8.R57 1984
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_208271

Infrared astronomy. Edited by Peter J. Brancazio and A. G. W. Cameron

Author:
Brancazio, Peter J  Search this
Cameron, A. G. W (Alastair Graham Walter) 1925-  Search this
Goddard Institute for Space Studies  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 248 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1968
[1968]
Topic:
Infrared astronomy  Search this
Call number:
QB470.A1 I5 1968
QB470.A1 I43 1966
QB470.A1I5 1968
QB470.A1I43 1966
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_15092

Origin of the solar system; proceedings of a conference held at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, January 23-24, 1962. Edited by Robert Jastrow [and] A.G.W. Cameron

Author:
Jastrow, Robert 1925-2008  Search this
Cameron, A. G. W (Alastair Graham Walter) 1925-  Search this
Goddard Institute for Space Studies  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 176 p. illus., diagrs. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Solar system
Date:
1963
Topic:
Cosmogony  Search this
Call number:
QB981 .J275
QB981.J275
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_17602

The Atmospheres of Venus and Mars, edited by John C. Brandt and Michael B. McElroy

Author:
Brandt, John C  Search this
McElroy, Michael B  Search this
Goddard Institute for Space Studies  Search this
Kitt Peak National Observatory Space Division  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 288 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Venus (Planet)
Mars (Planet)
Date:
1968
[1968]
Topic:
Atmosphere  Search this
Call number:
QB603 .A85
QB603 .A88 1967
QB603.A85
QB603.A88 1967
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_30633

Gravitation and relativity, edited by Hong-yee Chiu and William F. Hoffmann

Author:
Chiu, Hong-yee 1932-  Search this
Hoffman, William F  Search this
Physical description:
xxxv, 353 p. illus., maps. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1964
Topic:
Gravitation  Search this
Relativity (Physics)  Search this
Call number:
QC178 .C54
QC178.C54
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_45514

Physics of nonthermal radio sources, edited by Stephen P. Maran and A.G.W. Cameron

Author:
Maran, Stephen P  Search this
Cameron, A. G. W (Alastair Graham Walter) 1925-  Search this
Goddard Institute for Space Studies  Search this
Physical description:
x, 171 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1964
Topic:
Astrophysics  Search this
Radio astronomy  Search this
Call number:
QB461 .M367
QB461.M367
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_66052

Stellar astronomy; proceedings. Edited by Hong-yee Chiu, Robert L. Warasila [and] John L. Remo

Author:
Summer Institute for Observational Astronomy (1st : 1967 : State University of New York at Stony Brook)  Search this
Chiu, Hong-yee 1932-  Search this
Warasila, Robert L  Search this
Remo, John L  Search this
State University of New York at Stony Brook Department of Earth and Space Sciences  Search this
State University of New York at Stony Brook Department of Physics  Search this
Goddard Institute for Space Studies  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1969
[1969]
Topic:
Stars  Search this
Call number:
QB801 .S9 1967
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_776

The earth-moon system. Editors: B.G. Marsden [and] A.G.W. Cameron

Author:
Marsden, Brian G  Search this
Cameron, A. G. W (Alastair Graham Walter) 1925-  Search this
Goddard Institute for Space Studies  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 288 p. illus. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Earth (Planet)
Moon
Date:
1966
Call number:
QB631 .M3
QB631.M3
QB631.M36 1964
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_78868

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