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The Multiple Mirror Telescope Story: Mirrors on the Universe (University of Arizona, 1979, print #5)

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 587, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
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Constraining the galaxy mass content in the core of A383 using velocity dispersion measurements for individual cluster members

Author:
Zitrin, A.  Search this
Koekemoer, A.  Search this
Greisel, N.  Search this
Rosati, P.  Search this
Biviano, A.  Search this
Geller, M. J.  Search this
Coe, D.  Search this
Postman, M.  Search this
Seitz, S.  Search this
Grillo, C.  Search this
Mercurio, A.  Search this
Suyu, S. H.  Search this
Balestra, I.  Search this
Halkola, A.  Search this
Monna, A.  Search this
Fabricant, D. G.  Search this
Hwang, H. S.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2015
Topic:
Astronomy  Search this
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edanmdm:SILSRO_135164

A SLUGGS and Gemini/GMOS combined study of the elliptical galaxy M60: wide-field photometry and kinematics of the globular cluster system

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Romanowsky, Aaron J.  Search this
Jennings, Zach  Search this
Forbes, Duncan A.  Search this
Spitler, Lee R.  Search this
Pota, Vincenzo  Search this
Usher, Christopher  Search this
Gebhardt, Karl  Search this
Bridges, Terry  Search this
Sharples, Ray M.  Search this
Beasley, Michael A.  Search this
Faifer, Favio R.  Search this
Villaume, Alexa  Search this
Zepf, Stephen E.  Search this
Strader, Jay  Search this
Pastorello, Nicola  Search this
Forte, Juan C.  Search this
Arnold, Jacob A.  Search this
Norris, Mark A.  Search this
Brodie, Jean P.  Search this
Caldwell, Nelson  Search this
Campbell, Ainsley  Search this
Foster, Caroline  Search this
Hanes, David A.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2015
Topic:
Astronomy  Search this
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edanmdm:SILSRO_136545

Gravitational Lens Models Based on Submillimeter Array Imaging of Herschel-selected Strongly Lensed Sub-millimeter Galaxies at z > 1.5

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Smith, A. J.  Search this
Clements, D. L.  Search this
Omont, A.  Search this
Bock, J.  Search this
Baker, A. J.  Search this
Maddox, S.  Search this
Lapi, A.  Search this
Fu, Hai  Search this
Cooray, A.  Search this
Farrah, D.  Search this
Gurwell, M. A.  Search this
Birkinshaw, M.  Search this
De Bernardis, F.  Search this
Dunne, L.  Search this
Maiolino, R.  Search this
Riechers, D.  Search this
Valiante, E.  Search this
Wang, L.  Search this
Bussmann, R. S.  Search this
Hopwood, R.  Search this
Serjeant, S.  Search this
Ibar, E.  Search this
Dye, S.  Search this
Roseboom, I. G.  Search this
Bourne, N.  Search this
Scott, Douglas  Search this
Dannerbauer, H.  Search this
Eales, S.  Search this
van der Werf, P.  Search this
Ivison, R. J.  Search this
Amber, S.  Search this
Verma, A.  Search this
Harris, A. I.  Search this
Wilner, D.  Search this
Krips, M.  Search this
de Zotti, G.  Search this
Pérez-Fournon, I.  Search this
Negrello, M.  Search this
Calanog, J.  Search this
Gavazzi, R.  Search this
Oliver, S. J.  Search this
Vieira, J. D.  Search this
Wardlow, J.  Search this
Laporte, N.  Search this
Streblyanska, A.  Search this
González Nuevo, J.  Search this
Martínez-Navajas, P.  Search this
Michalowski, M.  Search this
Smith, Matthew  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2013
Topic:
Astronomy  Search this
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Smithsonian Libraries
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edanmdm:SILSRO_118344

Orbital Parameters for the Two Young Binaries VSB 111 and VSB 126

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Prato, L.  Search this
Torres, Guillermo  Search this
Skiff, B. A.  Search this
Mathieu, R. D.  Search this
Wasserman, L. H.  Search this
Karnath, N.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2013
Topic:
Astronomy  Search this
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Smithsonian Libraries
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edanmdm:SILSRO_118390

The shortest period detached binary white dwarf system

Author:
Kilic, Mukremin  Search this
Hermes, J. J.  Search this
Winget, D. E.  Search this
Allende Prieto, Carlos  Search this
Andrews, J.  Search this
Kleinman, S. J.  Search this
Kenyon, Scott J.  Search this
Brown, Warren R.  Search this
Winget, K. I.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2011
Topic:
Astronomy  Search this
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Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_101199

Video Clip on the Construction of the Multiple Mirror Telescope (MMT)

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Smithsonian Institution Archives  Search this
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YouTube Videos
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2021-12-01T21:09:04.000Z
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Museum administration  Search this
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Reel 24 Project Files:

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Box 1 of 12
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Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 94-009, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Design and Construction, Project Files (Microfiche and Microfilm)
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Fred Lawrence Whipple Papers

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23.5 cu. ft. (23 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
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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.
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Asteroids  Search this
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Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7431, Fred Lawrence Whipple Papers
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Record Unit 7431
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Multiple-Mirror Telescope (MMT), 1965

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Box 22 of 24
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Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7431, Fred Lawrence Whipple Papers
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Fred Lawrence Whipple Papers / Series 5: PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES, MEETINGS, AND COMMITTEES, C. 1946-1970. / Box 22
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MULTIPLE-MIRROR TELESCOPE, MOUNT HOPKINS, ARIZONA, 1966-1976.

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Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7431, Fred Lawrence Whipple Papers
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Record Unit 7431, Series 6
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Box 23

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Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7431, Fred Lawrence Whipple Papers
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Fred Lawrence Whipple Papers / Series 6: MULTIPLE-MIRROR TELESCOPE, MOUNT HOPKINS, ARIZONA, 1966-1976.
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MMT, 1971

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Box 23 of 24
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Archival materials
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7431, Fred Lawrence Whipple Papers
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Fred Lawrence Whipple Papers / Series 6: MULTIPLE-MIRROR TELESCOPE, MOUNT HOPKINS, ARIZONA, 1966-1976. / Box 23
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MMT, 1972

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Box 23 of 24
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Archival materials
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7431, Fred Lawrence Whipple Papers
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Fred Lawrence Whipple Papers / Series 6: MULTIPLE-MIRROR TELESCOPE, MOUNT HOPKINS, ARIZONA, 1966-1976. / Box 23
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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MMT, 1973

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Box 23 of 24
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Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7431, Fred Lawrence Whipple Papers
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Fred Lawrence Whipple Papers / Series 6: MULTIPLE-MIRROR TELESCOPE, MOUNT HOPKINS, ARIZONA, 1966-1976. / Box 23
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7431-refidd1e10409

MMT, 1974

Container:
Box 23 of 24
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Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7431, Fred Lawrence Whipple Papers
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Fred Lawrence Whipple Papers / Series 6: MULTIPLE-MIRROR TELESCOPE, MOUNT HOPKINS, ARIZONA, 1966-1976. / Box 23
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MMT, 1975 (3 folders)

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Box 23 of 24
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Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7431, Fred Lawrence Whipple Papers
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Fred Lawrence Whipple Papers / Series 6: MULTIPLE-MIRROR TELESCOPE, MOUNT HOPKINS, ARIZONA, 1966-1976. / Box 23
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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MMT, 1976

Container:
Box 23 of 24
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Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7431, Fred Lawrence Whipple Papers
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Fred Lawrence Whipple Papers / Series 6: MULTIPLE-MIRROR TELESCOPE, MOUNT HOPKINS, ARIZONA, 1966-1976. / Box 23
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru7431-refidd1e10443

Multiple-Mirror Telescope

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Box 15 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 / Series 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 1943-1983. / Box 15
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Multiple Mirror Telescope (MMT)

Container:
Box 12 of 19
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 594, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Production Records
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Production Records
Production Records / Box 12
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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