These records were created primarily by John G. Gregory as Assistant Director, 1973-1982, and Deputy Director, 1982-1983. A small amount of material was created by his predecessors, Carlton W. Tillinghast, 1961-1969, and Robert V. Bartnik, 1970-1973. The records include correspondence, memoranda, reports, budgets, and publications documenting SAO research projects, especially the Multiple-Mirror Telescope, the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory (before 1981, the Mount Hopkins Observatory), and the Infrared Telescope Program; activities of SAO scientific divisions; the Satellite Tracking Program and its phase-out in 1983; SAO involvement in the Boyden Observatory in South Africa, 1964-1977; the establishment of the Center for Astrophysics in 1973; SAO relations with Smithsonian bureaus and offices; SAO relations with the Harvard College Observatory; and general administrative matters such as personnel, budgeting, facilities, information management, planning, program reviews, and audits.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 468, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Office of the Deputy Director, Records
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