Keneth A. Simons Papers,
circa 1957-1958

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 10-004
Creators:
Simons, Keneth A.
Dates:
circa 1957-1958
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.58 cu. ft. (1 tall document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Simons documenting his participation on the Moonwatch Team and the local publicity he received. Materials include a report on the Team's work, clippings, instructions for tracking satellites, tracking data, and audio recordings of satellites.

Historical Note
Historical Note
Keneth A. Simons (March 10, 1913-June 14, 2004), ham radio operator and cable television and radio engineer worked for Bell Telephone Laboratories and later was a founding employee of Jerrold Electronics Corporation. In 1957, he became involved in the Bryn Athyn Moonwatch Team as a radio engineer. Moonwatch teams were established around the world by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Moonwatch Division, 1956-1975, to track and photograph artificial satellites. The Bryn Athyn Moonwatch Team was relatively unique in that it combined the use of radios and telescopes to track satellites. Simons was primarily involved in Doppler tracking the Sputnik satellites.

Notes
Personal Papers

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-004, Keneth A. Simons Papers

Keywords
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Simons, Keneth A. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bell Telephone Laboratories Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jerrold Electronics Corporation Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Moonwatch Division Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bryn Athyn Moonwatch Team Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Amateur radio stations Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Artificial satellites -- Tracking Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artificial satellites -- Doppler tracking Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Bryn Athyn (Pa.) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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