Query: Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Moonwatch Division
Records
Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Moonwatch Division
Dates:
1956-1975
Size:
24 cu. ft. (24 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 255
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.

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in Record Unit 255 for Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Moonwatch Division
Richard H. Emmons Papers
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 Moonwatch …

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Richard H. Emmons Papers
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 Moonwatch …

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Keneth A. Simons Papers
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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Vioalle Hefferan Papers
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 …

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Records
Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Dates:
1923-1954
Size:
10.5 cu. ft. (21 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 85
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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 …

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Satellite Tracking Station Records
Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Satellite Tracking Program
Dates:
1953-1968
Size:
41 cu. ft. (82 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 263
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists mostly of records documenting the administration and operation of the STP tracking stations and includes files on the stations kept by the Photographic Observation Section, 1956-1961; SOD, 1961-1965; and STADAD, 1965-1968. The station files consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence and memoranda, reports, and technical data concerning satellite tracking …

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Records
Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Dates:
circa 1954-1966
Size:
57 cu. ft. (57 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 188
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of files from various offices within the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) as well as the central files located in the SAO administrative office. Retrieval from records is difficult. While there is no apparent order to the records, a table of contents consisting of imposed general headings is …

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in Record Unit 188 for Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Moonwatch Division
Records
Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Satellite Tracking Program
Dates:
1957-1983
Size:
79.59 cu. ft. (64 record storage boxes) (2 16x20 boxes) (30 blueprint storage boxes) (11 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 478
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists mostly of records documenting the administration, operation and scientific work of the STP Baker-Nunn camera and laser-ranging stations. The majority of the files were created after the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) reorganization in 1973 and maintained by the Radio and Geoastronomy Division. The records include correspondence, memoranda …

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in Record Unit 478 for Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Moonwatch Division
Records
Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Assistant Director (Management)
Dates:
1956-1967
Size:
12.5 cu. ft. (25 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 259
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists primarily of records maintained by Assistant Director Carlton W. Tillinghast, 1961-1969, with smaller amounts created by his predecessor Kenneth H. Drummond, 1959-1961, and the executive officer, Vaughan Harmon. Also included is correspondence and memoranda addressed to Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) Director Fred L. Whipple. This material was usually …

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