Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 96-056
Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Office of the Director
Dates:
circa 1973-1992
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
21 cu. ft. (21 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
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.

Notes
SI Records

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Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-056, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Office of the Director, Records

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Field, George B., 1929- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shapiro, Irwin I. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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