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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 467

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. High Energy Astrophysics Division

Records, 1973-1985

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. High Energy Astrophysics Division
Title: Records
Dates: 1973-1985
Quantity: 2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection: Record Unit 467
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This record unit consists of administrative memoranda distributed by Benson Rowe, the Program Manager for the Division. The memoranda concern budgets and expenditures, personnel actions, travel and work requests, and other administrative matters. They do not contain the product of the Division's scientific research, although budgeting and administrative support for that research are well documented.

Historical Note

The High Energy Astrophysics Division of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory is primarily involved in the study of X-ray emission from celestial sources, including such objects as pulsars, quasars, neutron stars, and black holes. X-ray astronomy must be carried out from space. The Division was established in 1973 to analyze data from satellite-borne X-ray detection instruments and to develop and plan instrumentation for future orbiting observatories. In the period covered by these records the efforts of the High Energy Astrophysics Division centered on data from the Uhuru and Einstein satellites and planning for the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility. Riccardo Giacconi was named Associate Director of the Division in 1973. In 1981 Harvey D. Tananbaum became Associate Director of the Division.

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Descriptive Entry

This record unit consists of administrative memoranda distributed by Benson Rowe, the Program Manager for the Division. The memoranda concern budgets and expenditures, personnel actions, travel and work requests, and other administrative matters. They do not contain the product of the Division's scientific research, although budgeting and administrative support for that research are well documented.

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This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 467, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, High Energy Astrophysics Division, Records

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Container List

Box 1

Benson Rowe - Chronological file, June 20, 1973-June 28, 1974

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Benson Rowe - Chronological file, July 1, 1974-June 30, 1975

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Benson Rowe - Chronological file, July 1, 1975-September 30, 1976

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Benson Rowe - Chronological file, October 1, 1976-September 29, 1977

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Benson Rowe - Chronological file, October 1, 1977-September 29, 1978 (2 folders)

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Benson Rowe - Chronological file, October 1, 1978-September 29, 1979 (2 folders)

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Benson Rowe - Chronological file, October 1, 1979-September 29, 1980 (3 folders)

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Benson Rowe - Chronological file, October 1, 1980-September 28, 1981 (4 folders)

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Box 2

Benson Rowe - Chronological file, October 1, 1981-September 30, 1982 (5 folders)

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Benson Rowe - Chronological file, October 1, 1982-March 30, 1983 (2 folders)

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Benson Rowe - Chronological file, April 1, 1983-September 30, 1983 (3 folders)

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Benson Rowe - Chronological file, October 3, 1983-April 30, 1984 (3 folders)

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Benson Rowe - Chronological file, May 1, 1984-September 26, 1984 (3 folders)

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Box 3

Benson Rowe - Chronological file, October 1, 1984-March 30, 1985 (3 folders)

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Benson Rowe - Chronological file, April 1, 1985-September 30, 1985 (2 folders)

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