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Chronograph

Maker:
William Bond & Son  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 12 3/8 in x 25 in x 25 in; 31.4325 cm x 63.5 cm x 63.5 cm
Object Name:
chronograph, drum
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Date made:
early 1850s
Subject:
Science & Scientific Instruments  Search this
Credit Line:
Haverford College
ID Number:
1981.0745.09.01
Catalog number:
1981.0745.09.01
Accession number:
1981.0745
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-4e37-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1813403
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Fred Whipple's empire: the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, 1955-1973

Author:
DeVorkin, David H.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2018
Topic:
Flight  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Space sciences  Search this
Flight  Search this
Space sciences  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_147962

DASCH Discovery of a Possible Nova-like Outburst in a Peculiar Symbiotic Binary

Author:
Servillat, Mathieu  Search this
Moe, Maxwell  Search this
Kurucz, Robert L.  Search this
Orosz, Jerome A.  Search this
Grindlay, Jonathan E.  Search this
Quinn, Samuel N.  Search this
Tang, Sumin  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2012
Topic:
Astronomy  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_112029

E. C. Pickering, Lydia Hinchman, Harlow Shapley and the Beginning of Graduate Work at the Harvard College Observatory

Author:
Kidwell, Peggy Aldrich  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1986
Topic:
American History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_107612

Annie Jump Cannon

Artist:
Eleanor Connell, date unknown  Search this
Sitter:
Annie Jump Cannon, 11 Dec 1863 - 13 Apr 1941  Search this
Medium:
Graphite on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 17.5 × 12.5 cm (6 7/8 × 4 15/16")
Sheet: 19 × 15.4 cm (7 1/2 × 6 1/16")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1930
Topic:
Annie Jump Cannon: Female  Search this
Annie Jump Cannon: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronomer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2017.112
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4f7e37909-6b4e-4287-9078-a58d42388137
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2017.112

Behind the Scenes with Project PHaEDRA the Harvard Smithsonian CfA Astronomical Glass Plate Photo Co

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2018-10-16T13:17:15.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Transcription  Search this
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Smithsonian Institution
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SmithsonianTranscription
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edanmdm:yt_FWP3EZWxpFM

Visions of the Universe: Four Centuries of Discovery, Chandra X-ray Telescope Animation

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Archives  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2021-06-29T11:01:02.000Z
YouTube Category:
Science & Technology  Search this
Topic:
Museum administration  Search this
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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SIArchives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_J9F-sUSES7I

Misconceptions-Oriented Standards-based Assessment Resources for Teachers (MOSART)

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Archives  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2021-06-29T11:04:03.000Z
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Science & Technology  Search this
Topic:
Museum administration  Search this
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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edanmdm:yt_OB-WomkSOnk

Learning About the Seasons—Science Media Group

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Archives  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2020-10-26T20:15:05.000Z
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Education  Search this
Topic:
Museum administration  Search this
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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SIArchives
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edanmdm:yt_YyybzCeVyR8

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Family Day 2009: Dana Tai Soon Burgess and Company

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Archives  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2021-05-21T18:42:00.000Z
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Education  Search this
Topic:
Museum administration  Search this
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SIArchives
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edanmdm:yt_fpThYpXMtco

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Family Day 2009: Korean Calligraphy with Mookjae

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Archives  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2021-05-21T18:37:32.000Z
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Education  Search this
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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Family Day 2009: Chinese Paper Folding with Jennifer Bohlinger

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution Archives  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2021-05-21T18:31:33.000Z
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Topic:
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Agency history, 1890-

Creator:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) 1872-1973  Search this
Aldrich, Loyal Blaine 1884-1965  Search this
Field, George B. 1929-  Search this
Shapiro, Irwin I  Search this
Whipple, Fred L (Fred Lawrence) 1906-2004  Search this
Child, Robert C  Search this
Alcock, Charles  Search this
McCarthy, Michael C  Search this
Kewley, Lisa J  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1890
1890-
Topic:
Astrophysics  Search this
Observatories  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00170
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_221276

Folder 19 Harvard College Observatory, 1894-1903. Concerning topics of mutual interest.

Container:
Box 32 of 192
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 31, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Correspondence
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Correspondence
Correspondence / Series 1: General Incoming Correspondence, 1888-1927. Arranged Alphabetically. / Box 32
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0031-refidd1e4801

Folders 3-4 Pickering, Edward Charles, 1891-1901. Concerning various matters in astronomy. Pickering directed the Harvard College Observatory.

Container:
Box 53 of 192
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 31, Smithsonian Institution, Office of the Secretary, Correspondence
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Correspondence
Correspondence / Series 1: General Incoming Correspondence, 1888-1927. Arranged Alphabetically. / Box 53
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0031-refidd1e8609

Fred Lawrence Whipple Papers

Extent:
23.5 cu. ft. (23 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Place:
Moon
Date:
circa 1927-1983
Introduction:
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
Descriptive Entry:
The papers of Fred Lawrence Whipple document his astronomical research; his professional work in the field of astronomy; his career as director of the SAO; and, to a lesser extent, his activities as a Harvard University faculty member. They include a large file of correspondence with professional colleagues, amateur astronomers, SAO staff scientists, Smithsonian Institution officials, scientific societies and professional groups, government agencies, and Harvard University staff and officials. The papers concern Whipple's research interests, scientific publications, and editorial work; SAO research projects, particularly the Satellite Tracking Program, Project Celescope, the Radio Meteor Project, and the Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project; Whipple's work for professional organizations and government agencies and committees including the International Astronomical Union, the Committee on Space Research, the Committee on Space and Astronautics of the United States House of Representatives, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Science Foundation; SAO relations with the Smithsonian Institution; and his activities at Harvard University and the Harvard College Observatory. Also included are college papers, notes, and a copy of his Ph.D. dissertation; manuscripts of articles, lectures, radio talks, reviews, and notes from his research; research notes on comets; correspondence, notes, reports, minutes and related materials from Whipple's work with professional groups and committees; files documenting the development of the MMT at Mount Hopkins, Arizona; and a set of Whipple's publications. Researchers should also consult Record Unit 9520, Fred Lawrence Whipple Interviews, 1976.
Historical Note:
Fred Lawrence Whipple (1906- ), an astronomer, received his B.A. degree from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1927, and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1931. In 1932, he joined the staff of Harvard University as an instructor of astronomy. By 1950, Whipple had received the title of professor and chairman of the Department of Astronomy at Harvard. Whipple was appointed director of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) when it moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1955. Since his retirement in 1973, Whipple has continued his research as a senior scientist at SAO.

During his tenure as director, Whipple oversaw SAO research programs in stellar interiors, the upper atmosphere, meteorites, celestial mechanics, and geodesy studies. Major SAO projects under his direction included the Satellite Tracking Program, Project Celescope, the Radio Meteor Project, and the Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project, also known as the Prairie Network. In the late 1960s, Whipple selected Mount Hopkins, Arizona, as the site of a new SAO astronomical facility. Renamed the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory in 1981, the facility houses the Multiple-Mirror Telescope (MMT), an innovative, low-cost telescope planned by Whipple and two colleagues.

Whipple is internationally recognized for his research on the moon, meteors, and comets. He has conducted pioneering research in photographically measuring the speeds and decelerations of meteors, computing the orbits of comets and asteroids, and describing the structure of comets. He is the author of more than 150 scientific books and papers, has served as editor of several publications, and has been a member and officer in numerous professional organizations. In 1975, the minor planet no. 1940 was named "Whipple" in recognition of his contributions to astronomy.
Topic:
Asteroids  Search this
Comets  Search this
Astrophysics  Search this
Astronomy  Search this
Astronomers  Search this
Astrophysicists  Search this
Meteors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7431, Fred Lawrence Whipple Papers
Identifier:
Record Unit 7431
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Fred Lawrence Whipple Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru7431

Harvard College Observatory

Container:
Box 8 of 24
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7431, Fred Lawrence Whipple Papers
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Fred Lawrence Whipple Papers
Fred Lawrence Whipple Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1943-1983. / Box 8
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7431-refidd1e4593

Harvard College Observatory

Container:
Box 10 of 24
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7431, Fred Lawrence Whipple Papers
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Fred Lawrence Whipple Papers
Fred Lawrence Whipple Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1943-1983. / Box 10
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7431-refidd1e5208

Harvard College Observatory

Container:
Box 11 of 24
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7431, Fred Lawrence Whipple Papers
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Fred Lawrence Whipple Papers
Fred Lawrence Whipple Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1943-1983. / Box 11
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7431-refidd1e5795

Harvard College Observatory

Container:
Box 14 of 24
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7431, Fred Lawrence Whipple Papers
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Fred Lawrence Whipple Papers
Fred Lawrence Whipple Papers / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1943-1983. / Box 14
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7431-refidd1e7205

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