Scientific Records,
circa 1959-1986

Summary
Collection ID:
SIA.FA04-192
Dates:
circa 1959-1986
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.25 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 half document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of manuscript files documenting the writings and research of Harrison E. Radford. Radford joined the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) in 1969, as a physicist in the Radio and Geoastronomy Division, after nearly a decade with the National Bureau of Standards. His work with the Bureau included measurements by microwave spectroscopy of the OH radical at 18 cm that led to its detection at radio wavelengths in the interstellar medium. At SAO, Radford became internationally known for his pioneering laboratory experiments that led to the discovery of complex hydrocarbon molecules in space.

Administration
Author
Finding aid prepared by Smithsonian Institution Archives

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-192, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Atomic and Molecular Physics Division, Scientific Records

Keywords
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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Radio and Geoastronomy Division Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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