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Record Unit 253
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Assistant Director (Science)
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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, Earth Albedo Project, Meteor Research Program, Meteor Simulation Project (Wallops Island), Radio Meteor Project, Southwest Meteor Spectral Patrol, Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project (Prairie Network), Mount Hopkins Observatory, Multiple-Mirror Telescope Project, National Geodetic Satellite Program, SAO Earth Physics Satellite (Cannonball), Big Dish Radio Telescope, Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams, and the Star Catalogue. The record unit also includes files dealing with SAO and Smithsonian administration; records concerning National Aeronautics and Space Administration scientific projects and administration; general correspondence of Lundquist, 1962-1972; and an organizational file. A small amount of material predates Lundquist's appointment as Assistant Director (Science) in 1962.
Under the administrative control of the Office of the Director, the assistant director (Science) was responsible for coordinating the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory's (SAO) scientific investigations. Charles A. Lundquist became assistant director (Science) when the post was created in 1962. When Lundquist resigned in 1973, the position was abolished as a part of the reorganization of SAO and the Harvard College Observatory into the Center for Astrophysics. At that time, seven associate directors were appointed to administer SAO scientific programs.
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, Meteor Research Program, Meteor Simulation Project (Wallops Island), Radio Meteor Project, Southwest Meteor Spectral Patrol, Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project (Prairie Network), Mount Hopkins Observatory, Multiple-Mirror Telescope Project, National Geodetic Satellite Program, SAO Earth Physics Satellite (Cannonball), Big Dish Radio Telescope, Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams, and the Star Catalog. The record unit also includes files dealing with SAO and Smithsonian administration; records concerning National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) scientific projects and administration; general correspondence of Lundquist, 1962-1972; and an organizational file. A small amount of material pre-dates Lundquist's appointment as assistant director (Science) in 1962.
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- Lundquist, Charles A.
- United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Satellite Tracking Program
- Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Project Celescope
- Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Gravitational Redshift Space Probe Experiment
- Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Hydrogen Maser Program
- Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Very Long Baseline Interferometer
- Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Earth Albedo Project
- Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Meteor Research Program
- Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Meteor Simulation Project
- Radio Meteor Project (Harvard College Observatory)
- Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Southwest Meteor Spectral Patrol
- Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project (Prairie Network)
- Mt. Hopkins Observatory
- Multiple Mirror Telescope Observatory
- National Geodetic Satellite Program
- Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Earth Physics Satellite
- Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Big Dish Radio Telescope
- Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
- Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Star Catalogue
- Harvard College Observatory
- Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 253, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Assistant Director (Science), Records
Series 1SAO Project Files, 1961-1973.
This series consists of files documenting scientific projects carried out by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), 1961-1973. The files include correspondence and memoranda, TWX teletype messages, project proposals and reports, photographs, publications, and newspaper clippings. Projects represented by records include Atomic and Molecular Physics projects; Celescope Project; Comet studies; Earth Physics projects; Environmental Sciences Program; Gamma and X-Ray Astronomy projects; Historical Astronomy projects; Infrared projects; Intercomparison projects; Lunar and Planetary studies; Meteor projects; Meteorites and Cosmic Dust projects; Mount Hopkins Observatory; Multiple-Mirror Telescope Project (MMT); National Geodetic Satellite Program; Satellite Geodesy Program; Satellite Tracking Program; Theoretical Astrophysics projects; and miscellaneous projects. Specific projects are arranged alphabetically under the above-listed subject categories.
Atomic and Molecular Physics Projects
Atmosphere Explorer Missions C, D, and E, Theoretical Investigations, Alex Dalgarno, 1971-1973.
Carlton, Nathaniel P. Atomic and Molecular projects, 1963-1970.
Coordinated Study of the Aeronomy of the Thermosphere, Alex Dalgarno, 1969.
Electron - Accelerator Experiment, Nathaniel P. Carlton, 1967-1969.
Investigation of Carbon Dioxide Absorption on Mars and Venus, Nathaniel P. Carlton, 1966-1972.
Investigation of the Scattering and Extinction of Sunlight in the Atmosphere of Venus, Wesley A. Traub and Nathaniel P. Carlton, 1972.
Planetary Spectroscopy Project, Nathaniel P. Carlton, 1967-1969.
Study of Atomic Collisions for the Controlled Thermonuclear Fusion Research Program, Martin R. Flannery and Hiram Levy II, 1969.
Study of Helium Molecular Spectra, Alex Dalgarno, 1968-1970.
Celescope Balloon Flight Experiment, 1965.
Celescope Catalog of Ultra-Violet Stellar Observations, William A. Deutschman, 1972.
Miscellaneous publications regarding Celescope Project. (2 folders)
Photographic Investigation of Comets [SAO program for the International Years of the Quiet Sun (IQSY)], 1962-1967.
Analysis of Photographic Observations of Comets [SAO program for the International Years of the Quiet Sun (IQSY)], 1962-1968. (2 folders)
Dynamical and Photometric Investigation of Cometary Type II Tails, Zdenek Sekanina, 1970-1972.
Investigation of Nongravitational Forces Acting on Comets, Brian G. Marsden, 1968.
Earth Physics Projects
Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS), 1971-1973. Includes correspondence and memoranda, project proposals, event notification reports, and weekly status reports. (3 folders)
Gravitational Redshift Space Probe Experiment, 1969, 1971-1973. Includes correspondence, memoranda and project proposal. (4 folders)
Hydrogen Maser Program, 1968-1969. Correspondence concerning the transfer history of the program.
Hydrogen Maser Program, 1968. Program development plan for the Hydrogen Maser Relativity Satellite.
Hydrogen Maser Program, 1969-1973. Proposals and reports. (5 folders)
Orbiting Maser Frequency Comparison/Time Synchronization Experiment for the Advanced Applications Flight Experiments Program, Robert F. C. Vessot and Martin W. Levine, 1970.
Very Long Baseline Interferometer (VLBI), planning history, 1967-1969.
VLBI, general correspondence and project proposals, 1969-1973. (2 folders)
VLBI, Backend System Experiments, 1971-1972.
VLBI, Continental Drift Project, 1967-1969. (2 folders)
Very Long Baseline Interferometer (VLBI), ATS-3 Synchronous Satellite Experiment, 1972.
Environmental Sciences Program
Correspondence, memoranda, and reports concerning SAO Environmental Science projects and SAO participation in the program of the S. I. Office of Environmental Sciences, 1969-1973. (5 folders)
Ad Hoc Review of Smithsonian Ecology, 1968.
Levy, Hiram II. Environmental Science projects, 1970-1972.
SAO Environmental Science Seminar, February 1971.
Standardized Techniques for Atmospheric Research through Astronomical Procedures (STARTAP), 1971-1972.
Gamma and X-Ray Astronomy Projects
Absolute Time-of-Arrival Measurements of Optical Pulses from the Crab Pulsar, Costas Papaliolios, 1973.
Cosmic X-Ray Studies from Rockets with Focusing Orbits, Paul Gorenstein and Stephen S. Murray, 1973.
Gamma Ray Spark Chamber Experiments, 1963-1965.
High-Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy Experiment for High-Altitude Balloons, Giovanni G. Fazio, 1965-1968.
India-SAO Gamma Ray Balloon Flight Experiment, 1967-1970.
Mount Hopkins Gamma-Ray Project, 1968-1972.
Natick Solar Furnace Experiment, 1965. Includes photographs.
Reduction and Analysis of Data from the S-16 High-Energy Gamma-Ray Experiment, Giovanni G. Fazio and E. M. Hafner, 1963-1966.
Search for Cosmic X-Ray and Gamma Radiation from the Pulsating Radio Sources (Pulsars), Giovanni G. Fazio, 1969.
10 - MEV Gamma-Ray Gas-Cerenkov Detector for the High-Energy Astronomy Observatory (HEAO) Program, Henry F. Helmken and Giovanni G. Fazio, 1970.
UHURU Advanced Studies and Guest Investigator Program, Riccardo Giacconi, 1973.
Aerial Survey of Stonehenge and Callanish, Gerald S. Hawkins, 1964-1966.
Investigation of the Desert Lines at Nasca, Peru, Gerald S. Hawkins, 1967-1969.
An Investigation of the Temples of Karnak, Gerald S. Hawkins, 1969, 1973.
Stars in Prehistory, Gerald S. Hawkins, 1965.
Infrared Balloon Program, 1972-1973.
Infrared Stellar Spectra Project, 1969-1973.
Experiment to Set Accuracy Limits on Doppler Satellite Tracking Equipment, Edward M. Gaposchkin and Richard D. Michelini, 1968.
Intercomparison of Collocated Laser Optical and Grarr Radio Ranging System Tracks on GEOS-A, 1964-1968.
Jupiter Camera Intercomparison Experiments, 1965-1966.
SECOR Comparison Tests, 1964-1968.
Lunar and Planetary Studies
Aeronomy Symposium, 1964-1966.
Air Drag of Atmosphere Explorers AE-C and AE-D, Luigi G. Jacchia, 1969.
Catalog of Lunar Craters, Boston University, 1963-1966.
The Design of an Experiment to Study the Velocity of Gravitational Waves, Winfield W. Salisbury, 1969.
Earth Albedo Project, Fred A. Franklin, 1963-1968.
Exobiology Project, Carl Sagen, 1966-1969.
Investigation of Radio-Thermal Properties of the Moon, Winfield W. Salisbury, 1968.
Investigation of the Generation of Light by Free Electrons, Winfield W. Salisbury, 1969-1971.
Lunar Eclipse Photography, 1964.
Lunar Model Studies, Winfield W. Salisbury and Zdenek Sekanina, 1969.
Lunar Orbiter Selenodesy Program, 1965-1966.
Lunar Orbiter Tracking, 1962-1964.
Lunar Temperature Measurements, Winfield W. Salisbury and George W. Swenson, Jr., 1969-1970.
Magnetosphere Experiments, Mario D. Grossi, 1964-1970. (3 folders)
Plasma Physics and Environmental Perturbation Laboratory (PPEPL), Mario D. Grossi, 1971-1973.
The Precise Measurement of the Earth's Rotation by Means of a Ring Laser, Winfield W. Salisbury, 1968-1969.
Research Program in Remote Sensing of the Troposphere by Radio Troposcatter Techniques, Mario D. Grossi and Naresh C. Mathur, 1971-1973.
Scalar-Tensor Gravitational Theory Project, Winfield W. Salisbury, 1972.
Search for Luminescence on Lunar Surface, 1965.
Translunar Radio Communication Project, Winfield W. Salisbury, 1967-1969.
Meteor Research Program, 1966-1967. Includes correspondence, memoranda, project proposals, and reports. (2 folders)
Meteor Research Program, 1968-1972. Includes correspondence, memoranda, project proposals, and reports. (5 folders)
Meteor Simulation Project (Wallops Island), 1962-1968. Includes correspondence, memoranda, project proposals, and reports. (3 folders)
Operation Fireball, 1965-1967.
Optical Meteor Program, 1966.
Radar Meteor Wind Measurement Project, 1962-1970. (2 folders)
Radio Meteor Project, 1961-1966. (2 folders)
Reduction of Meteor Plates, 1965-1966.
Southwest Meteor Spectral Patrol, 1968-1972.
Symposium on Meteor Orbits and Dust, August 1965.
Meteorites and Cosmic Dust Projects
Allende (Mexico) Meteorite, 1969-1970.
Atmospheric Sampling of Meteoric Debris, 1967-1972.
Crestone (Colorado) Crater, 1963-1965.
East Indies Crater Search, 1963-1966.
Extraterrestrial Particles and Volcanic Dust, 1963-1965.
Greenland Ice Sheet Project, Edward L. Fireman, 1966-1968.
Intrinsic Studies of Materials, Matthias F. Comerford, 1965-1970.
Isotopes Found in Recovered Meteorites and Satellites, 1961-1962 and undated.
Isotopic Analysis of Lunar Material with a Laser Microprobe, George H. Megrue, 1967-1971.
Laser Measurement of Dust Layers at Meteor Heights, 1970.
Lost City (Oklahoma) Meteorite, 1969-1970.
Measurement and Analysis of Argon-37 and Argon-39 in Returned Lunar Materials, Edward L. Fireman, 1967-1971.
Meteorites, general correspondence, 1963-1969.
Meteorite Discussion Group, 1962-1966.
Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project (Prairie Network), 1963-1968.
Meteorite Photography and Recovery Project (Prairie Network), 1969-1972.
Micrometeoroid Experiment on the OGO 4 Satellite, Carl S. Nilsson and Frances W. Wright, 1966-1970.
Mineralogic and Petrologic Study of Returned Lunar Soil, John A. Wood, 1966-1973.
Muon-Neutrino Investigations and Geophysical Studies Involving Low-Level Counting, Devendra Lal and Edward L. Fireman, 1973.
Paneth Meteorite Collection, 1964-1965.
Pocahontas (Iowa) Meteorite, undated.
Radioactivities in Returned Lunar Materials, Edward L. Fireman, 1968-1973.
Rare Gases in Meteorites, Edward L. Fireman, 1964-1965.
Revelstoke (Canada) Meteorite, 1969.
Study of Lunar Samples Collected by the Soviet Automatic Station, Luna 16, 1970-1971.
Mount Hopkins Observatory
General correspondence, 1965-1973. Includes material documenting the early history of the Observatory, particularly the selection of Mount Hopkins as the site. (9 folders)
Annual Science Review, 1969-1972.
Electronics Research Center, 1967-1969.
Fire 36" Telescope, 1965-1966.
48-inch Mirror/Atlas Mount Telescope, 1967-1973.
Land withdrawal request, 1968.
Large Optical Reflector, 1964-1973.
Major Optical Reflector (MOR), 1966-1970.
Master Plan Study, 1967.
Miscellaneous Publications, 1970-1971.
NASA-SAO Laser Collocation Experiment, 1969-1970.
Optical Space Communications Research, Martin W. Levine and Richard E. McCrosky, 1971.
Satellite Tracking Projects, 1968-1969.
Seeing Experiments, Michael R. Pearlman, 1967-1971.
60-inch Telescope, 1967-1971.
12-inch Telescope, 1969. Includes photographs.
24-inch Telescope, 1973.
Multiple-Mirror Telescope (SAO-University of Arizona)
General correspondence, plans, reports, photographs, and publications, 1970-1973. (3 folders)
Memorandum of Agreement between SAO and the University of Arizona, September 20, 1971.
National Geodetic Satellite Program
General correspondence and reports, 1963-1972. (2 folders)
Proposal to Develop Alternate Functions for Geopotential Expansions, Benno Benima, 1968.
Proposal for an ATS-G Satellite-to-Satellite Tracking System Experiment, George C. Weiffenback, 1969.
Contracts and progress reports on data analysis by SAO for the National Geodetic Satellite Program, 1965-1969. (2 folders)
Department of Defense briefing, 1968.
The Evaluation of Resonant Orbital Elements for Geodetic Investigations, Edward M. Gaposchkin, 1968.
Geodetic Orbital Predictions, Michael R. Pearlman and Beatrice R. Miller, 1973.
Geodetic Research Studies, Edward M. Gaposchkin, Charles A. Lundquist, and George Veis, 1967-1969.
Geopotential Model Tests, 1968.
Investigation of Balloon Satellite Dynamics, Edward M. Gaposchkin and Kurt Lambeck, 1968.
Investigation of Earth Dynamics from Satellite Observations, Edward M. Gaposchkin, 1969-1973.
Investigation of Pageos Dynamics, Edward M. Gaposchkin and Kurt Lambeck, 1968.
Proposal to Investigate Ship-Based Tracking of Satellites for Geoscience Applications, Charles A. Lundquist and Richard D. Michelini, 1968.
Mueller, Ivan I. Proposed Optical Network for the National Geodetic Satellite Program, 1966.
Proposal for the Rationalization of Reference Systems and the Determination of Motion of the Earth's Pole by Use of the ATS-G Satellite, Edward M. Gaposchkin and Kurt Lambeck, 1969-1970.
A Study Program for Geodetic Satellite Applications, Michael R. Pearlman, 1971-1972.
Wolf Research and Development Corporation, reports, 1965.
Satellite Geodesy Program
General correspondence and memoranda, 1963-1968. (5 folders)
ATS-G Laser Communications Experiment, Martin W. Levine and Richard E. McCrosky, 1971.
Cannonball (SAO Earth Physics Satellite), 1970-1973.
European Participation in the Geodetic Earth Orbiting Satellite (GEOS) Project, 1965-1966.
Geodesy Colloquium, 1965.
Geodetic Earth Orbiting Satellite-A (GEOS-A). General correspondence and reports, 1965-1968.
GEOS-A. Operations plan, 1965.
Geodetic Earth Orbiting Satellite-B (GEOS-B). General correspondence, memoranda, and reports, 1967-1970.
GEOS-B. Plan of Operation, Project Development Plan, and Performance Specifications, 1966-1967.
GEOS-B. C-Band System Project, 1967-1969.
Geodetic Earth Orbiting Satellite-C (GEOS-C). General correspondence, memoranda, and reports, 1968-1972.
Orbiting Geophysical Observatory (OGO), 1965-1968.
Passive Geodetic Satellite (PAGEOS), 1965-1968.
"Satellite Geodesy and Related Geophysics." Lecture by Charles A. Lundquist, April 3, 1968.
SECOR Data Analysis, Edward M. Gaposchkin and Geraldine Mendes, 1969.
Simultaneous Observation Program, 1963-1967.
SAO - International Geodetic Satellite Laser Tracking Program, 1967-1968.
SAO Summer Seminar on Geodesy, 1966, 1968-1969. (3 folders)
"Standard Earth," 1964-1970.
Timation Project, 1972.
Tracking Moving Platforms Project, 1970.
TRIAD Proposal, 1971.
Satellite Tracking Program
Able Series (Air Force Burst Experiment), 1963-1964.
Air-Density Explorer Satellite (S-56B), 1963.
Project ANNA, 1962-1964.
Animal Tracking by Satellite, James C. Maxwell and Helmut K. Buechner, 1967-1972.
Applications Technology Satellite-B, 1967.
Argentine Satellite Fragment, 1965.
Ariel III, 1969.
Barium Ion Cloud Experiment, 1966-1972. (2 folders)
Cochise Chief, 1965-1966.
Echo II, 1962-1965, 1969.
Gemini Series, 1964-1966.
Goldflash Project, 1965-1966.
Grid Sphere Drag Experiment, 1968.
Imp III, 1968.
Launch photographs from Mount Hopkins Baker-Nunn Camera, 1968.
LORAN-C Experiment, 1969.
Mercury-Atlas 9 (MA-9) Booster, 1963.
Missile Trail Photography (AFCRL), 1964-1967.
Predictions for Satellite Tracking Program (STP), 1965.
Proposal for Extension of Satellite Optical Observations in the Western Pacific Area, 1965-1966.
Satellite to Satellite Experiment, 1966-1967.
STP. Monthly reports, 1967, 1970-1973.
STP. Semi-Annual Progress Reports, no. 1-21, 1959-1969. (21 folders)
STP. Semi-Annual Progress Reports, no. 22-26, 1970-1972. (5 folders)
Saturn 5 (SA-5) Tracking Project, 1963-1966.
Saturn 6 (SA-6) Tracking Project, 1964.
Saturn 7 (SA-7) Tracking Project, 1964.
Sodium Vapor Experiments, Argentina, 1963.
Southern Ontario Satellite Fragment, 1963.
Star Flash Project, 1964-1965.
Telstar Flash Tracking, 1962-1964.
Timing for Baker-Nunn Camera, 1963-1970.
Voltz-Solar Intensity and Twilight Measurements, 1968-1969.
Yorke, Bob. Space fragment photographs, 1969.
Theoretical Astrophysics Projects
Active Sun UV Solar Models, Eugene H. Avrett, 1971-1972.
Analysis of OSO Data to Determine the Structure and Energy Balance of the Solar Chromosphere, Eugene H. Avrett and Wolfgang Kalkofen, 1972-1973.
Analysis of Solar Rocket and Satellite Data, Eugene H. Avrett, 1971-1972.
Calculation and Publication of a Grid of Line-Blanketed Model Stellar Atmospheres, Eugene H. Avrett, 1971-1972.
Calculations of a Grid of Line-Blanketed Model Atmospheres for Early-Type Stars, Eugene H. Avrett, Robert L. Kurucz, and Eric Peytremann, 1971.
Calculation of Theoretical Chromospheric Models and Predicted OSO I Spectra, Eugene H. Avrett, 1973.
Harvard-Smithsonian Conference on Stellar Atmospheres, 1964, 1968.
Helium Abundance Projects, Stephen E. Strom, 1967-1969.
Investigation of Ultraviolet Fluxes of Normal and Peculiar Stars, William A. Deutschman and Rudolph E. Schild, 1972-1973.
Post Doctoral Fellowship Program for Astrophysical Computations, 1967-1968.
Study of Abundance Analysis of Stars in the Spectral Range B5 through G2, Stephen E. Strom, 1966-1970.
The Study of the Structure of the Solar Chromosphere, Wolfgang Kalkofen, 1969.
The Study of Super-Metal-Rich K Giants, Stephen E. Strom, 1969.
Theoretical Research on Stellar Atmospheres, Charles A. Whitney, 1965-1969.
Theoretical Study of Nonequilibrium Flow in Shock Fronts, Charles A. Whitney and Charles T. Bartlett, 1967.
Ultraviolet Interstellar Extinction and Unusual Objects Observed by the Celescope Experiment, Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, 1972-1973.
Big Dish Radio Telescope, 1968-1971.
Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams, 1965-1968.
Scanner Project, 1964-1969.
Solar Flare Observation Project, 1963, 1966.
Star Catalog, 1963-1971.
Series 2National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Files, 1962-1973.
This series consists of files, maintained by Charles A. Lundquist, primarily concerning scientific projects of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Much of the material concerns SAO involvement in these projects, particularly SAO tracking of satellites launched by NASA. A smaller amount of records concern NASA administrative activities. The files include correspondence and memoranda, news releases, newspaper clippings, publications, and project proposals and reports. The files are arranged alphabetically.
Air Density Explorer, 1964.
Air Density-Injun Explorer C, 1968.
Alouette. US-Canada Space Project. 1962.
Anchored Interplanetary Monitoring Probe (AIMP-4), 1966.
Anchored Interplanetary Monitoring Probe (AIMP-E), 1967.
Applications Technology Satellite-1 (ATS-1), 1966-1968.
Applications Technology Satellite-D (ATS-D), 1968.
Asteroid/Jupiter Mission, proposals, 1968.
Astrodynamics at NASA, September 4, 1969.
Biosatellite D, 1966-1968.
Computer Programs, 1969.
Earth Physics and Geodesy Program, 1970-1971.
Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS), 1972.
EGRS Satellites, 1963-1968.
European Space Research Organization Satellites I and II (ESRO), 1967-1968.
Explorer Satellites, 1966-1968.
Fixed Frequency Topside Sounder (IE-A), 1964.
Gemini 1-11, 1964-1967.
Grand Tour Mission, 1970-1971.
High Energy Astronomical Observatory (HEAO), 1970.
Highly Eccentric Orbit Satellite A (HEOS-A), 1968.
International Programs, 1967, 1971.
Interplanetary Monitoring Platform (IMP), 1964-1968.
Interplanetary Monitoring Platform (IMP-1). Magnetic Field Experiment, 1964-1965.
Invitations to propose experiments, 1962-1966.
Lamp Objects, 1963-1964.
Laser Systems, 1967-1969.
Lunar Orbiters, 1966-1968.
Lunar Orbiter Photographic Data, 1969.
Lunar Science Institute, 1968-1969.
Manned Orbital Laboratory (MOL), 1964-1965.
Manned Spacecraft Center, 1963-1967.
Mariner Projects, 1962-1972. (2 folders)
Mariner Jupiter/Saturn Mission of 1977, 1972-1973. (2 folders)
Marshall Space Flight Center, 1961-1969.
Memoranda, press releases, and newspaper clippings, 1962-1971. (2 folders)
Mercury-Atlas 9 (MA-9), 1963.
Micrometeoroid Satellite (Explorer XVI), 1962-1964.
Minitrack Optical Tracking System (MOTS), 1963-1964.
Mobil Launcher, 1965.
Natural Resources Program, 1966.
Needles Project, 1963.
Nimbus Weather Satellite, 1964-1968.
Orbiting Laboratory, 1967.
Orbiting Astronomical Observatory (OAO), 1965-1972.
Orbiting Geophysical Observatory (OGO), 1964-1970.
Orbiting Solar Observatory (OSO), 1963-1972.
Pioneer Satellites, 1966-1967.
Planetary Explorer Mission to Venus, 1971.
Polar Ionosphere Beacon Satellite (S-66), 1963-1964.
Ranger Project, 1964-1965.
San Marco, 1964-1968.
Satellite Situation Reports, 1972-1973.
Small Astronomy Satellite Program (SAS), 1967-1972.
"Study of NASA Programs and Research Centers of Possible Interest to SAO," John Hsia, 1966.
Viking 1973 Mars Mission, 1969-1970.
Voyager Orbiter Mission to Mars, 1965.
Wallops Island Laser Collocation, 1967-1969.
Series 3SAO Administrative Files, 1962-1973.
This series consists of correspondence, memoranda, publications, and reports concerning SAO administrative programs. Included is material regarding SAO administrative offices, personnel, conferences and meetings, SAO computer programs, and SAO-Harvard College Observatory (HCO) relations. Of special interest is material concerning SAO involvement in the astrophysical and space programs of foreign countries. The files are arranged alphabetically.
Australian Satellite Program, 1967-1969.
Business Office, 1963-1969.
Communications Center, 1963-1967.
Computer Center. Budget, 1968-1969.
Computer Center. Computer Research Awards Program, 1970-1972.
Computer Center. GSA Computer Center, 1968-1969.
Computer Center. General correspondence and memoranda, 1965-1972.
Computer Center. "Programming News," no. 19-28, 1967.
Computer Center. Project Proposals, 1970. (2 folders)
Computer Center. Rush Cards, 1968-1970.
Computer Center. Scientific Advisory Computer Committee, 1967-1972.
Computer Center. 6400 Programs, 1967, 1972.
Computer Center. "Status Report," no. 2-4, 1968.
Convocations, 1964, 1967.
Copyright laws, 1966-1967.
Editorial and Publications Division, 1963-1969.
Egyptian Satellite Program, 1964, 1968.
Engineering Department, 1968-1969.
England-SAO Relations, 1963-1970. Consists of correspondence with Royal Radar Establishment and material regarding SAO tracking of British satellites.
Foreign Visitors to SAO, 1964-1966, 1971.
French-SAO Relations, 1964, 1966-1967. Consists mostly of material concerning SAO tracking of the French satellite D-1C, 1966-1967.
French Space Program, 1964-1968.
German-SAO Relations, 1966-1970. Consists mostly of correspondence with and about the Bonn University Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, 1966.
Graduate Fellowships, 1967-1973.
Harvard College Observatory-SAO Advisory Committee, 1971-1973.
Harvard College Observatory. Special services by SAO, 1965-1973.
Hungarian-SAO Relations, 1968.
Israel-SAO Relations, 1967-1969. Joint SAO-Israel project, "A Study of Collective Behavior of Self-Gravitating Systems."
Israel-SAO Relations, 1969-19719. Joint SAO-Israel project, "An Astronomical Observing Program in Israel."
Italian-SAO Relations, 1965-1972.
Japan-SAO Relations, 1968-1969.
National Academy of Sciences, postdoctoral fellowships, 1964-1973.
National Science Foundation, 1970-1972.
Office of the Director, 1963-1970.
Personnel. Candidates for Staff or Visiting Positions, 1963-1973. (2 folders)
Personnel Department. General correspondence and memoranda, 1962-1973.
Polish-SAO Relations, 1966-1973. Mostly concerns a joint SAO-Polish program to develop a computer center in Warsaw, 1969-1970. Also included is correspondence regarding visits to SAO by Polish scientists, 1968-1973. (2 folders)
"Science at SAO I," November 3, 1966.
"Science at SAO II," November 5, 1970.
SAO Organization, 1966-1969.
"SAO Role in the Space Program of the 1970s," April 1970.
Study Group for the Science and Technology of SAO Astrophysical Observing System, 1967-1968.
Summer Employment, 1965-1969.
Swedish-SAO Relations, 1966-1970. Mostly concerns the Onsala Space Research Observatory.
Switzerland-SAO Relations, 1969. Consists of a report on a trip to Zimmerwald Station, Switzerland, by Jan Rolff.
USSR-SAO Relations, 1962-1972.
Watertown Arsenal Site, 1966-1967.
Western European Satellite Tracking Programs, 1966-1969.
Series 4Smithsonian Institution Administrative Files, 1963-1973.
This series consists of records concerning Smithsonian agencies and SAO involvement in Smithsonian programs. Included are records documenting Charles A. Lundquist's service on Smithsonian committees and material concerning SAO projects carried out under Smithsonian research award programs. Also included is correspondence between Lundquist and Smithsonian administrators, especially Sidney Roland Galler and Philip C. Ritterbush. The files are arranged alphabetically.
Ad Hoc Committee on Higher Education, 1970.
Announcements, news releases, and memoranda, 1964-1973. (2 folders)
Bureau Directors Association. General correspondence, 1964-1972.
Bureau Directors Association. Meetings, 1971-1973.
Council of Directors, 1972.
Faculty-Administration Committee, 1968.
Fluid Research Fund, 1964-1966.
Fort Pierce, 1967-1972.
Galler, Sidney Roland. Correspondence, 1966-1967.
International Symposium, 1967. "What is Life."
International Symposium, 1973. "Nature of Scientific Discovery."
National Air and Space Museum, 1965-1966.
Research Program Council, 1967-1969.
Ritterbush, Philip C. Correspondence and memoranda, 1964-1970.
Science Information Exchange, 1963-1966.
Science Policy Group, 1971.
Smithsonian Awards, 1964-1967.
Smithsonian Council, 1966, 1971.
Smithsonian Foreign Currency Program. Correspondence, memoranda, and reports, 1966-1973.
Smithsonian Foreign Currency Program. Astrophysics and Earth Sciences Review Committee, 1968-1972.
Smithsonian Foreign Currency Program. Proposals, 1970.
Smithsonian Foreign Currency Program. Proposals, 1973.
Smithsonian Meteorological Tables, 1964-1966.
Smithsonian-NASA Custody Agreement, 1967.
Smithsonian Research Awards Program. Correspondence and memoranda, 1965-1973.
Smithsonian Research Awards Program. Proposals, 1969.
Smithsonian Research Awards Program. Proposals, 1971. (2 folders)
Smithsonian Research Awards Program. Proposals, 1973.
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, 1965-1971.
Smithsonian-University Cooperative Program, 1965, 1970.
Series 5General Correspondence, 1962-1972.
This series consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence of Charles A. Lundquist in his capacity as assistant director (Science). Most of the correspondence is routine and concerns requests for information and publications; letters of recommendation; and meetings and conferences. Correspondents include astronomers and physicists; SAO and NASA officials and scientists; and personal acquaintances. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically.
Aldrich - Croteau
Decher - Jordan
Kelleher - Navy, Department of the
Oberth - Stuhlinger
Tapley - Ziem
Series 6Organizational File, 1962-1973.
This series consists of correspondence, reports, publications and related materials concerning astronomical observatories; research foundations; colleges and universities; government agencies; and corporations. The files are arranged alphabetically.
Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratory (AFCRL), 1967-1968.
American Institute of Physics (AIP), 1964.
Computer Software Management and Information Center (COSMIC), 1969.
Department of Science and Technology, 1971. Material regarding the proposed establishment of the Department by the U.S. government.
Educational Expeditions International, 1971 and undated.
Electronics Research Center (ERC), 1962-1970.
European Launcher Development Organization (ELDO), 1966-1968.
European Space Research Organization (ESRO), 1964-1972.
Fund for Astrophysical Research, 1966.
GEO Space Corporation, 1964.
Goodyear Mobil Observatory, 1967.
Harvard College Observatory (HCO) and Department of Astronomy, 1965-1973.
Harvard College Observatory (HCO). Sky Patrol Program, 1967-1968.
International Years of the Active Sun (IASY), 1967-1969.
International Years of the Quiet Sun (IQSY), 1964-1968.
Joint Institution for Laboratory Astrophysics, 1968-1969.
Kitt Peak National Observatory, 1966.
Mitre Corporation, 1966-1967.
National Academy of Sciences, 1963-1970.
National Science Foundation, 1963-1972.
Ohio State University, 1966-1968.
United States Army Topographic Command, 1967, 1970.
University of Arizona, 1967-1971.
University of Washington, 1970-1972. Consists of material concerning the Astronomical and Space Techniques for Research on the Atmosphere (ASTRA) Project.