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 …
This accession consists of a reference set of publications from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO). Materials include SAO annual reports, special reports, semi-annual reports, and serials.
Fred L. Whipple Oral History Interviews
The Smithsonian Institution Archives began its Oral History Program in 1973. The purpose of the program is to supplement the written documentation of the Archives' record and manuscript collections with an Oral History Collection, focusing on the history of the Institution, research by its scholars, and contributions of its staff. Program …
This accession consists of correspondence, memoranda, drafts, revisions, final copies, budgets, notes, and background data documenting proposals to outside organizations for contracts and grants to support the scientific research program of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO). Included are records concerning proposals submitted to government agencies (especially the National Aeronautics and …
MS 3031 Dakota winter counts
Iron Dog, Dakota
First print collates pictographs from nine winter counts depicting the meteor shower of 1833. MS (?) identifications on the back are by Hiatt. This print also reproduces a fanciful drawing entitled "The Sioux Historian." Second print is of Iron Dog's winter count, apparently owned by Hiatt, marked "Copyright 1923"; very badly faded.
This record unit consists primarily of administrative records and includes fiscal records, grant and contract proposals, camera station reports, requisitions and purchase orders, travel records, personnel records, and annual reports.
Arthur R. Allen Papers
This finding aid was digitized with funds generously provided by the Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee.
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 …
Contract, Grant, and Procurement Records
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 …
Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music, Series 23: Universe
Sam DeVincent loved music and art and began collecting sheet music with lithographs at an early age. This series covers the moon, stars, comets, and meteors. For music relating to the sun, see Series 14: Calendar, Time, and Weather. An overview to the entire DeVincent collection is available here: Sam DeVincent Collection of Illustrated American Sheet Music.