Rocketry Scrapbook (1930s)
This collection consists of one scrapbook containing newspaper clippings pertaining to rocketry during the 1930s.
This collection is in English.
Phoebe Waterman Haas Photo Album [Digital Scans]
Emma Phoebe Waterman earned a Ph.D. in astronomy from University of California – Berkley in 1913, becoming one of the first of two women to do so. Shortly after being awarded her Ph.D., Phoebe was appointed as an assistant to the Argentine National Observatory in Cordoba, Argentina, and she later volunteered with the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO). This collection consists of digital scans of photographic prints and negatives from a Haas family scrapbook, including all the pages of album plus details of 70 selected individual images; and the front and back of a postcard found loose in the photo album.
Record Unit 85, records of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, covers the years 1923-1965. Most records end by 1954, with the exception of Quarterly Progress Reports, which extend through the year 1965. Most of the documentation is of the field stations: Table Mountain, California; Montezuma, Chile; Mount St. Katherine, Egypt; and Tyrone, New Mexico; with …
Robert H. Goddard Collection [Stimson]
Dr. Harold F. Stimson, described as a long-time friend of Goddard's, corresponded with Esther Goddard and collected a number of press clippings and other mentions of Dr. Goddard in various publications. This collection consists of the materials he gathered including a copy of the article "The Early History of Rocket …
This collection consists of the observatory postcards gathered by Dr. David DeVorkin as part of the Explore the Universe exhibit.
Charles Greeley Abbot Papers
This accession consists mostly of Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (APO) Waste Books containing data from solar constant studies. Materials also include eleven letters from Charles Greeley Abbot to Frederick E. Fowle concerning solar constant studies at Mount Wilson, California, 1906.
Multiple-Mirror Telescope 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 …
These records document the administration and scientific programs of SAO under the leadership of Field, 1973-1983, and Shapiro, 1983-1987. A small amount of material was created during Whipple's tenure as director. The records consist of correspondence, memoranda, proposals, reports, budgets, publications, and related materials documenting the research activities of SAO divisions of …
This accession consists of records documenting Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory projects and activities. Materials include proposals, correspondence, progress reports, cost estimates, notes, final project reports, research announcements, and memoranda.
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.