This accession consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, proposals, publications, and related materials documenting the administration and scientific programs of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) primarily under Irwin Shapiro, Director (1983- ). A small amount of records were created by Shapiro's predecessor, George B. Field, Director (1973-1982). The records document the administration of SAO's scientific divisions and administrative departments; SAO scientific projects including the Infrared-Optical Telescope Array, the Multiple Mirror Telescope (MMT), and the Submillimeter Telescope Array; SAO relations with the Smithsonian Institution; SAO computer facilities; budgets; and SAO's role as a component of the Center for Astrophysics.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-056, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Office of the Director, Records
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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