Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 468
Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
circa 1963-1983
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
34 cu. ft. (34 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
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.

Notes
SI Records

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Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 468, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Office of the Deputy Director, Records

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Tillinghast, Carlton W. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bartnik, Robert V. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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