SIA Acc. 08-112, Emmons, Richard H. 1919-2005, Richard H. Emmons Papers, c. 1935-1976, 1990-1991, 1995-1996, 2005

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Summary

Creator:
Emmons, Richard H. 1919-2005
Title:
Richard H. Emmons Papers, c. 1935-1976, 1990-1991, 1995-1996, 2005
Dates:
1935, 1935-1976, c 1935-1976, 1990-1991, 1995-1996, 2005
Summary:
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 Team. Moonwatch teams were established around the world by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Moonwatch Division, 1956-1975, to track and photograph artificial satellites. This accession consists of records created and maintained by Emmons documenting his work as an astronomer and an engineer, his participation in Moonwatch, and his research interests. This accession also documents the creation and dissolution of both the Moonwatch program as well as the North Canton Moonwatch Team. Materials include correspondence, reports, clippings, articles, fact sheets, photographs, lecture notes, announcements, newsletters, calculations, notes, and related materials as well as an autobiography of H. H. Emmons with a postscript written by his son, Richard H. Emmons
Topics:
Aerospace engineering, Aerospace engineers, Artificial satellites--Tracking, Astronomers, Astronomy--Study and teaching, Astronomy, Astrophysicists, Astrophysics, Planetariums, Satellites
Subjects:
Emmons, Richard H. 1919-2005, Emmons, H. H (Harry H.), Goodyear Aerospace Corporation, Kent State University, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Moonwatch Division, North Canton Moonwatch Team
Form/Genre:
Books, Collection descriptions, Clippings, Manuscripts, Newsletters, Black-and-white photographs
Local Number:
SIA Acc. 08-112
Physical Description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)

Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 08-112

Emmons, Richard H, 1919-2005

Richard H. Emmons Papers, circa 1935-1976, 1990-1991, 1995-1996, 2005

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Emmons, Richard H, 1919-2005
Title: Richard H. Emmons Papers
Dates: circa 1935-1976, 1990-1991, 1995-1996, 2005
Quantity: 0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 08-112
Language of Materials: English

Descriptive Entry

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 Team. Moonwatch teams were established around the world by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Moonwatch Division, 1956-1975, to track and photograph artificial satellites. This accession consists of records created and maintained by Emmons documenting his work as an astronomer and an engineer, his participation in Moonwatch, and his research interests. This accession also documents the creation and dissolution of both the Moonwatch program as well as the North Canton Moonwatch Team. Materials include correspondence, reports, clippings, articles, fact sheets, photographs, lecture notes, announcements, newsletters, calculations, notes, and related materials as well as an autobiography of H. H. Emmons with a postscript written by his son, Richard H. Emmons.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-112, Emmons, Richard H, 1919-2005, Richard H. Emmons Papers

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Container List

Box 1

"Virtual Observations of the Earth's Satellite in the USSR," by A.G. Masevich, 1957

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"Soviet Earth Satellite Sets World Agog," The Canton Repository, October 5, 1957

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SVAS News (Sacramento Valley Astronomical Society), October 1975

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"An Indicated Specular Degradation Rate for Aluminized Mylar Surfaces in Near-Earth Orbit from Recent Photometric Observations of the Echo I Satellite," by Richard H. Emmons, 1967

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"Artificial Satellites and Space Exploration," by Richard H. Emmons, undated

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Trip Report, 110th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, 1962

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The Akron-Canton Satellite Tracking Group, Fact Sheets, 1962-1964

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"Photometric Observations of Artificial Satellites for Determining Optical and Physical Characteristics," by Richard H. Emmons, Clarence L. Rogers, Jr., and Raymond J. Preski, 1967

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Correspondence with Fred L. Whipple, 1964

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Lectures, 1990-1991

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Moonwatch Team Photographs, undated

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"Five Color Photometric Measurements of Near-Earth Satellites," by Richard H. Emmons and Raymond J. Preski, 1967

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"Analysis of Satellite Finds Slight Danger of Puncture from Meteorites," The New York Times, November 17, 1964

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Satellite Photographs, undated

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Study of Radiation in CIS-Lunar Space, 1962

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Formation of Akron-Canton Moonwatch Team, 1956

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Lecture, Planetarium Section, American Association of Museums, 1957

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Biographical Information

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Observations, October 1957

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Gift for Von Braun, 1959

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Announcement Cards, Harvard College Observatory, 1957-1959

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"Evaluation of Two Proposed Optical Instruments," undated

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"Bulletin for Visual Observers of Satellites," 1956

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"Preparation for Satellite Observations," by Richard H. Emmons, undated

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North Canton Planetarium, 1953-1956

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North Canton School of Astronomy, undated

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"A Report on the Extra-curricular Astronomy Activity at Kent State University - Canton," undated

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Kent State University - Canton, 1949

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Akron-Canton Moonwatch Team Five-Year Anniversary, 1961

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Discontinuation of Akron-Canton Satellite Tracking Group, 1965

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Mobile Observatory, undated

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"A Limited Study of the Technical Performance of the Akron-Canton Satellite Tracking Group," 1961

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"Photometric Measures of Surface Characteristics of Echo I Satellite: Final Report," 1964

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"A Program for the Purpose of Determining the Geometry, Surface Characteristics, and Reflectance Degradation Rate of the Echo I Satellite, from Ground Observational Data," 1962

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"Meteoroids and Dust," by Fred L. Whipple, 1965

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"Planetaria and their Use for Education," 1959

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Hoover-Price Planetarium, Canton, c. 1963

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"Portatarium," 1962

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Emmons' 86th Birthday Invitation, 2005

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Dissolution of Moonwatch Program, 1975

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End of Prediction Office, 1990

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Updating Moonwatch Station Information, 1971

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Kent State University - Salem Campus Planetarium, 1976

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Autobiography of Harry H. Emmons with Postcript by Richard H. Emmons, 1996

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Emmons Photograph, Goodyear, undated

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Correspondence with Eric Paul Bishop, Grandson, 1995

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Correspondence with Albert Einstein, 1935

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University of North Carolina Planetarium, 1952

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Notes and Calculations

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