Query: Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Project Celescope
Records
Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Project Celescope
Dates:
1958-1968
Size:
10 cu. ft. (20 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 260
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit documents the operation of Project Celescope from its inception in 1958 until shortly before the launch of the experiment in December 1968. Records include correspondence; memoranda; TWX messages; contracts, invitations, bids and proposals; reports; and related materials concerning the technical development of Celescope; involvement of NASA in the project …

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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Contracts
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Contracts Office
Dates:
1961-1966
Size:
8.5 cu. ft. (17 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 168
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists of correspondence, memoranda, contracts, bids and invitations, proposals, reports and related materials maintained by the Contracts Office concerning Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) projects, especially Project Celescope. Of special interest are materials documenting contracts with Electro-Mechanical Research, Inc., and Westinghouse Research Laboratories for the technical development of …

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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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Contract, Grant, and Procurement Records
Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Contracts and Procurement Office
Dates:
1956-1984
Size:
36.5 cu. ft. (36 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 522
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records primarily document the administration of contracts and grants supporting the Satellite Tracking Program, Project Celescope, the Meteor Research Program, and the Gravitational Redshift Space Probe Experiment. Also included are files documenting other contracts and grants, mostly with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the United States Army, and …

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Administrative Subject Files
Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Assistant Director (Administration)
Dates:
1964-1973
Size:
4 cu. ft. (8 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 256
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This record unit consists primarily of administrative files maintained by Robert V. Bartnik in his capacity as Assistant Director (Administration), 1970-1973. A smaller amount of material was created by his predecessor, Tillinqhast, 1964-1969. The files are arranged alphabetically by subject and include correspondence, memoranda, charts, reports, and scientific papers. The records are …

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Records
Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Assistant Director (Science)
Dates:
1961-1973
Size:
18.5 cu. ft. (18 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 253
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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 …

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Fred Lawrence Whipple Papers
Dates:
circa 1927-1983
Size:
23.5 cu. ft. (23 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 7431
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

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

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Fred Lawrence Whipple Papers
Dates:
circa 1932-2004
Size:
19.72 cu. ft. (19 record storage boxes) (2 5x8 boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 04-183
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The papers of Fred Lawrence Whipple (FLW) document his astronomical research; his professional work in the field of astronomy; and his career as Director of the SAO. They include correspondence with professional colleagues, amateur astronomers, SAO staff scientists, Smithsonian Institution officials, scientific societies and professional groups, government agencies, and Harvard …

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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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Grant Proposals
Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Contracts and Procurement Office
Dates:
1965-1978
Size:
20 cu. ft. (20 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 525
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records document quotations, proposals, and bids from contractors, equipment makers, and other vendors to provide facilities and instruments for the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) and its programs. Of special interest are voluminous files concerning the development and planning for the Multiple-Mirror Telescope (MMT) facility at Mount Hopkins, Arizona.

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