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Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Dates:
bulk 1965-1983
Size:
9.46 Cubic feet ((8 boxes))
Collection ID:
NASM.2012.0014
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of 8 cubic feet of documentation on the Baker-Nunn camera, including the following types of material: drawings, photographs, manuals and reports, and memorandums and correspondence

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Creators:
Simons, Keneth A.
Dates:
circa 1957-1958
Size:
0.58 cu. ft. (1 tall document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 10-004
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by Simons documenting his participation on the Moonwatch Team and the local publicity he received. Materials include a report on the Team's work, clippings, instructions for tracking satellites, tracking data, and audio recordings of satellites.

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Creators:
Hefferan, Vioalle
Dates:
1943-1974
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-048
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the contents of scrapbooks created by Vioalle Hefferan. Hefferan was a teacher and astronomy club advisor at Albuquerque High School as well as the leader of Moonwatch Team #041. The team, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was one of the few teams led by a female and most of its members were high school students. ...

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Dates:
circa 1935-1976, 1990-1991, 1995-1996, 2005
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-112
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Richard H. Emmons (1919-2005), astronomer, engineer, and proponent of astronomy education, taught astronomy and physics at Kent State University and later worked as an engineer for Goodyear Aerospace Corporation. He was well-known for the planetariums he established, over 23 in all. Emmons was also the team leader for the North Canton Moo...

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Dates:
circa 1954-1998
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-154
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Richard H. Emmons (1919-2005), astronomer, engineer, and proponent of astronomy education, taught astronomy and physics at Kent State University and later worked as an engineer for Goodyear Aerospace Corporation. He was well-known for the planetariums he established, over 23 in all. Emmons was also the team leader for the North Canton Moo...

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Dates:
1910, 1921, 1938, 1954-2000
Size:
9.5 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 16-263
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by James C. Cornell, Jr., a public information specialist and publications manager for the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO). SAO jointly administers the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) with the Harvard College Observatory. Materials primarily consist of phot...

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Dates:
1932, 1946, 1957-1989
Size:
4.43 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 12x17 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 16-109
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records created and maintained by James C. Cornell, Jr., a public information specialist and publications manager for the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) for nearly 40 years. SAO jointly administers the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) with the Harvard College Observatory. Materials prima...

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Creators:
Harner, Dick
Dates:
bulk 1973-1976
Size:
0.36 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Collection ID:
NASM.2012.0022
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

This collection consists of two 8 by 10 inch green notebooks, which chart the construction of the International Ultraviolet Explorer (IUE) Satellite. Book one records from October 1, 1973 until September 16, 1974. Book two records from September 17, 1974 until January 9, 1976. The books contain black and white photographs with related notations.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Mt. Hopkins Department
Dates:
1966-1970
Size:
2.5 cu. ft. (5 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 262
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document the early history of the Mt. Hopkins Observatory and concern site development, the construction of buildings, the development of astronomical instruments for use at Mt. Hopkins, and projects conducted by SAO and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration at the Observatory. The records include a contracts fil...

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Dates:
1959-2002
Size:
15.11 Cubic feet (13 boxes)
Collection ID:
NASM.2014.0048
Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives

The Navy Space Surveillance System (NavSpaSur) was developed between 1958 and 1964 by the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) for the detection and tracking of foreign satellites. Operated by the United States Navy from 1961-2004 and thereafter by the US Air Force until its decommissioning in 2013, the system (known as the Space Fence) had three transmitting sites and six receiving stations across the southern United States. Its radar signals detected active satellites and larger pieces of space debris passing through them at altitudes up to 15,000 miles and helped determine their orbital elements. An improved space surveillance radar on Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific entered service in 2020.

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