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A Baker-Nunn Schmidt camera used by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory to observe and photograph stars and satellites. A man, likely Karl Henize, stands beside the camera gazing skyward and another man stands to the right at an instrument panel.
Bureau flags were designed for all the Smithsonian bureaus for the celebration of the bicentennial of James Smithson's birth. The thirteen individual banners were all similar except for the design of the canton in the upper left corner. All have a blue field with gold fringe on the upper, lower, and right sides. In the center is a gold sun burst with sixteen alternating straight and wavy rays representing the "increase and diffusion of knowledge." The canton for the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory flag is black with a a dark blue circle featuring three stars and a comet.
In Arizona, Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory volunteers pose with symbols of their expertise. From left to right, John Kuntz grips a sledge hammer, Bob McDaniel steadies a vernier height gauge, and Shirley Spanner holds a rescued rainbow cactus. John Kuntz, a tour guide for the Observatory, has added the task of road-marker to his repertoire. Kuntz marked a 10-mile stretch of the road from the new Base Camp to the top of the mountain at 100 foot intervals for future road contractors. Bob McDaniel, a former machinist, has fashioned arcane bits and pieces of hardware for Whipple telescopes. Shirley Spanner, at the site of the Observatory's new Base Camp in the foothills of the Santa Rita Mountains, rescued a number of uncommon cactuses from the bulldozer's blade.
The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory has been awarded a NASA project to build the Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) instrument. TEMPO will measure North American air pollution, from Mexico City to the Canadian tar/oil sands, and from the Atlantic to the Pacific, hourly and at high spatial resolution.
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Observer's quarters, foreground, and observatory at top of peak at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Solar Observing Station, Mt. Montezuma, Chile.
Garage and shop are located in the foreground with seismograph and computing room on the right at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) station at Mount Montezuma, Chile.
A solar observing station of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory located at Mount St. Katherine, Egypt, from 1933 to 1937. This view shows the observatory (top) and living quarters (below) at the site. A trail can be seen on the left leading to the observatory.
A winding, single-lane, dirt road 18 miles long connects the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory's Whipple Observatory atop Mount Hopkins in Arizona with the outside world. In 1984, a 1.5-mile section of the road at the very top, between the 8,550-foot summit and the 7,600-foot ridge was paved.
(Left to right) Tucson mayor James Corbitt, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Director Dr. Fred Whipple (1955-1973) and Rep. Morris K. Udall (D-AZ) stand in front of a 34-foot gamma-ray collector at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Mt. Hopkins, Arizona, October 23, 1968. The large surface light collector, really a mosaic of 252 polished glass mirrors, searches for sources of gamma-ray radiation in the heavens, a feat never attempted before from a ground-based observatory.
This photo is featured in the Smithsonian Annual Report for 1932, opposite page 141.
The Great Hooker 100-inch telescope used at the Mt. Wilson, California Observatory, which served as a Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory station from 1905 to the mid 1930's.
See also Record Unit 7005, Box 189, Folder 10 and Record Unit 95, Box 30A, Folder 20.
The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory located in the South Yard behind the south facade of the Smithsonian Institution Building. The Astrophysical Observatory is enclosed by a wooden fence. The Annex, also called the South Shed, is behind the Observatory. The Laboratory of Natural History, the old Agriculture Building, and the Washington Monument are visible in the background.
Featured in the "Torch," August 1975.
See also Record Unit 7005, Box 189, Folder 10
Record Unit 95, Box 71
Record Unit 95, Box 30A, Folder 20
SIA Acc. 12-492, Box 03
The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory located in the South Yard behind the south facade of the Smithsonian Institution Building, or Castle. The Astrophysical Observatory is enclosed by a wooden fence. The Annex, also called the South Shed, is behind the Observatory. The Laboratory of Natural History, the old Agriculture Building, and the Washington Monument are visible in the background.