Charles Townes Innovative Lives Presentation
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Videotaped interview with Charles Townes, inventor of the MASER (Microwave Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation). The interview was part of the "Innovative Lives" public program series. Videotapes include VHS and Beta Cam SP formats.
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 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.
This accession consists of material pertaining to grant funding including correspondence, memoranda, reports, vouchers, and budgets. Records are listed by principle investigator, finding agency and grant title.
This accession consists of records that document Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) activities and projects, and consist of proposal, contract and grant files. Proposals found in this accession were made for grants administered by groups within the Smithsonian Institution. Materials include proposals, quotations, and bids from contractors, equipment makers, and other …
Assignment/Support Requests and Drawings
This accession consists of Assignment/Support Requests. For projects funded through the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), the mechanism for formally requesting engineering support is to submit a form called an "Assignment/Support Request" (ASR). An ASR functions both as an internal purchase order for engineering services, and as a planning …
This accession consists of proposals for contracts and grants submitted by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory primarily to other Federal agencies. Many of the proposals were submitted to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). This list is organized by Grant Title, Funding Agency and Principle Investigator.
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.
These records document the fiscal administration of grants received by the Smithsonian Institution. They consist of correspondence, memoranda, budgets, and reports. Many of these records were kept by Phillip H. Babcock, who became an accountant in the Fiscal Division in 1964, chief of the Contracts and Grants Section in 1966, chief of …