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Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Radio and Geoastronomy Division  Search this
Extent:
3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1978-1983
Descriptive Entry:
These records were created primarily by Arthur Edward Lilley as head of the division. Basic administrative files include information on the Northeast Radio Observatory Corporation (NEROC) and its Haystack Observatory in Westfield, Massachusetts; international astronomical organizations; and projects of two investigators of the division, Mario Grossi and Giuseppe Colombo. A second series of files concerns the Satellite Tracking Program, chiefly including material in support of SAO's NASA contract for FY 1980; a proposal to support the Goddard Space Flight Center in its Laser Tracking Network, including the proposal to take over the network completely; information about foreign tracking stations; and information about relocating a tracking station to India through agreement with the India Space Research Corporation (ISRO).
Historical Note:
The Radio and Geoastronomy Division was formed in fiscal year 1979 by the combination of two existing divisions: Radio Astronomy and Geoastronomy. The first of these two was formed in 1973 under the reorganization of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) conducted by new director George B. Field. Arthur Edward Lilley (b. 1928), professor of radio astronomy at Harvard University, was appointed associate director of the observatory in charge of this division, a position he retained through the merger until the end of calendar year 1986. The Division of Geoastronomy was formed in 1970 under the direction of George Charles Weiffenbach (b. 1921), who joined the staff in 1969. At the time this was one of the few divisions into which the observatory was divided, and it retained its identity under Field's 1973 reorganization. Weiffenbach retained the directorship until 1976, when John C. Gregory took over as acting associate director until the merger of the two divisions.
Topic:
Astrophysical observatories  Search this
Astrogeology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 517, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Radio and Geoastronomy Division, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 517
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Agreement between ISRO (India Space Research Organization)/SAO

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Radio and Geoastronomy Division  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 517, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Radio and Geoastronomy Division, Records
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Records / Series 2: Satellite and Laser Geodesy Files, 1979-1983. / Box 3
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Implementation Plan for Relocation - India

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Radio and Geoastronomy Division  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 517, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Radio and Geoastronomy Division, Records
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Records / Series 2: Satellite and Laser Geodesy Files, 1979-1983. / Box 3
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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India Task Force - Minutes

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Radio and Geoastronomy Division  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 517, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Radio and Geoastronomy Division, Records
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Records
Records / Series 2: Satellite and Laser Geodesy Files, 1979-1983. / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0517-refidd1e1023

India Travel Proposal (Excess Currency)

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Radio and Geoastronomy Division  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 517, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Radio and Geoastronomy Division, Records
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Records / Series 2: Satellite and Laser Geodesy Files, 1979-1983. / Box 3
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0517-refidd1e1034

Kavalur Site - India

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Radio and Geoastronomy Division  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 517, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Radio and Geoastronomy Division, Records
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Records / Series 2: Satellite and Laser Geodesy Files, 1979-1983. / Box 3
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0517-refidd1e1045

Memorandum of Understanding - ISRO/SAO

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Radio and Geoastronomy Division  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 517, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Radio and Geoastronomy Division, Records
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Records / Series 2: Satellite and Laser Geodesy Files, 1979-1983. / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0517-refidd1e1056

Miscellaneous Information - India

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Radio and Geoastronomy Division  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 517, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Radio and Geoastronomy Division, Records
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Records / Series 2: Satellite and Laser Geodesy Files, 1979-1983. / Box 3
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0517-refidd1e1068

Positions Available - India

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Radio and Geoastronomy Division  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 517, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Radio and Geoastronomy Division, Records
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Records
Records / Series 2: Satellite and Laser Geodesy Files, 1979-1983. / Box 3
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0517-refidd1e1079

Resumes (India)

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Radio and Geoastronomy Division  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 517, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Radio and Geoastronomy Division, Records
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Records
Records / Series 2: Satellite and Laser Geodesy Files, 1979-1983. / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0517-refidd1e1090

Status Reports (India)

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Radio and Geoastronomy Division  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 517, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Radio and Geoastronomy Division, Records
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Records
Records / Series 2: Satellite and Laser Geodesy Files, 1979-1983. / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0517-refidd1e1101

Summary Memos with Plans of Action - India

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Radio and Geoastronomy Division  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 517, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Radio and Geoastronomy Division, Records
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Records
Records / Series 2: Satellite and Laser Geodesy Files, 1979-1983. / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0517-refidd1e1112

Trip Report - India

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Radio and Geoastronomy Division  Search this
Container:
Box 3 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 517, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Radio and Geoastronomy Division, Records
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Records
Records / Series 2: Satellite and Laser Geodesy Files, 1979-1983. / Box 3
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-faru0517-refidd1e1123

General Files, 1978-1982.

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Radio and Geoastronomy Division  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 517, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Radio and Geoastronomy Division, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 517, Series 1
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Box 1

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Radio and Geoastronomy Division  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 517, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Radio and Geoastronomy Division, Records
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Records / Series 1: General Files, 1978-1982.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Associate Directors, January 1981-June 1982

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Radio and Geoastronomy Division  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 517, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Radio and Geoastronomy Division, Records
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Records / Series 1: General Files, 1978-1982. / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Associate Directors, December 1978-December 1980

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Radio and Geoastronomy Division  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 517, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Radio and Geoastronomy Division, Records
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Records / Series 1: General Files, 1978-1982. / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ADM Masers

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Radio and Geoastronomy Division  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 517, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Radio and Geoastronomy Division, Records
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Records / Series 1: General Files, 1978-1982. / Box 1
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Agassiz Review Committee

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Radio and Geoastronomy Division  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 517, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Radio and Geoastronomy Division, Records
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Records
Records / Series 1: General Files, 1978-1982. / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Archives

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Radio and Geoastronomy Division  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 517, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Radio and Geoastronomy Division, Records
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Records
Records / Series 1: General Files, 1978-1982. / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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