Riccardo Giacconi Papers
This accession consists of the professional papers of Riccardo Giacconi (1931-2018), including materials surrounding Giacconi's winning of the Nobel Prize in 2002. Additional topics include the European Southern Observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope, and x-ray telescopes.
Riccardo Giacconi Papers
These records document Riccardo Giacconi's professional career, and consist of papers illustrating his scientific work and administrative records relating to the institutions at which he worked. There is extensive documentation of Giacconi's professional activities, including meetings attended, papers presented (and published), his services as officer or board member of professional …
Riccardo Giacconi Videohistory Collection
The Smithsonian Videohistory Program, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation from 1986 until 1992, used video in historical research. Additional collections have been added since the grant project ended. Videohistory uses the video camera as a historical research tool to record moving visual information. Video works best in historical research when …
This collection consists of the observatory postcards gathered by Dr. David DeVorkin as part of the Explore the Universe exhibit.
This accession consists of materials documenting the administration of Irwin I. Shapiro, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) Director. Materials include correspondence, publications, memoranda, paper reviews, calendars, prospectuses, project files, budget files, personnel files, and directories.
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 …
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 …
Contract, Grant, and Procurement Records
This accession consists of proposals, grants, and contracts for scholarly studies conducted by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and other Federal agencies. Materials include correspondence, grant proposals and supplements, contracts and modifications, progress reports, and requests for foreign travel.
These records document the history of the Smithsonian from 1872-1927. Most of the records concern the tenure of Samuel P. Langley, the third Secretary, who served from 1887-1906. There is also some material dating from as early as 1866 to as late as 1927 in the collection. This record unit is the last to …
Ursula B. Marvin Papers
This accession consists of research papers, lectures, research notes, correspondence, memoranda, manuscripts, photographs, slides from various trips and lectures, clippings, professional activity files, and related materials documenting Ursula B. Marvin's career as a planetary geologist at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, as well as personal papers and photographs from her childhood …