Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 253
Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Assistant Director (Science)
Dates:
1961-1973
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
7.58 linear meters.
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Introduction
Introduction
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This record unit consists of administrative records maintained by Charles A. Lundquist as assistant director (Science), which primarily concern SAO scientific projects. Projects represented in the records include the Satellite Tracking Program, Celescope Project, Gravitational Redshift Space Probe Experiment, Hydrogen Maser Program, Very Long Baseline Interferometer (VLBI), Earth Albedo Project, Meteor Research Program, Meteor Simulation Project (Wallops Island), Radio Meteor Project, Southwest Meteor Spectral Patrol, Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project (Prairie Network), Mount Hopkins Observatory, Multiple-Mirror Telescope Project, National Geodetic Satellite Program, SAO Earth Physics Satellite (Cannonball), Big Dish Radio Telescope, Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams, and the Star Catalog. The record unit also includes files dealing with SAO and Smithsonian administration; records concerning National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) scientific projects and administration; general correspondence of Lundquist, 1962-1972; and an organizational file. A small amount of material pre-dates Lundquist's appointment as assistant director (Science) in 1962.

Historical Note
Historical Note
Under the administrative control of the Office of the Director, the assistant director (Science) was responsible for coordinating the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory's (SAO) scientific investigations. Charles A. Lundquist became assistant director (Science) when the post was created in 1962. When Lundquist resigned in 1973, the position was abolished as a part of the reorganization of SAO and the Harvard College Observatory into the Center for Astrophysics. At that time, seven associate directors were appointed to administer SAO scientific programs.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 253, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Assistant Director (Science), Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
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Lundquist, Charles A. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Big Dish Radio Telescope (SAO). Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams (SAO). Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Earth Albedo Project (SAO). Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Earth Physics Satellite (Cannonball) (SAO). Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gravitational Redshift Space Probe Experiment (SAO). Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hydrogen Maser Program (SAO). Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project (Prairie Network) (SAO). Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Meteor Research Program (SAO). Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Meteor Simulation Project (SAO). Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mount Hopkins Observatory (SAO). Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Multiple Mirror Telescope Observatory Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Geodetic Satellite Program (SAO). Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Radio Meteor Project. Harvard College Observatory Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Satellite Tracking Program (SAO) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Southwest Meteor Spectral Patrol (SAO). Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Star Catalogue (SAO). Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Very Long Baseline Interferometer (SAO). Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project (SAO) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Project Celescope (SAO). Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Prairie Network (SAO) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Project Cannonball (SAO) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Earth Physics Satellite (Cannonball) (SAO) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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