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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 96-056

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Office of the Director

Records, circa 1973-1992

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Office of the Director
Title: Records
Dates: circa 1973-1992
Quantity: 21 cu. ft. (21 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 96-056
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, proposals, publications, and related materials documenting the administration and scientific programs of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO), primarily under Irwin Shapiro, Director (1983 - ). A small amount of records were created by Shapiro's predecessor, George B. Field, Director (1973-1982). The records document the administration of SAO's scientific divisions and administrative departments; SAO scientific projects including the Infrared-Optical Telescope Array, the Multiple Mirror Telescope, and the Submillimeter Telescope Array; SAO relations with the Smithsonian Institution; SAO computer facilities; budgets; and SAO's role as a component of the Center for Astrophysics.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, proposals, publications, and related materials documenting the administration and scientific programs of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) primarily under Irwin Shapiro, Director (1983- ). A small amount of records were created by Shapiro's predecessor, George B. Field, Director (1973-1982). The records document the administration of SAO's scientific divisions and administrative departments; SAO scientific projects including the Infrared-Optical Telescope Array, the Multiple Mirror Telescope (MMT), and the Submillimeter Telescope Array; SAO relations with the Smithsonian Institution; SAO computer facilities; budgets; and SAO's role as a component of the Center for Astrophysics.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-056, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Office of the Director, Records

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Container List

Box 1

Chronological Memoranda from Irwin Shapiro, 11/14/1986-10/23/1987 (15 folders)

Box 1 of 21

Box 2

Chronological Memoranda from Irwin Shapiro, 10/24/1987-9/30/1988 (16 folders)

Box 2 of 21

Box 3

Chronological Memoranda from Irwin Shapiro, 10/3/1988-9/18/1989 (15 folders)

Box 3 of 21

Box 4

Chronological Memoranda from Irwin Shapiro, 9/18/1989-7/19/1990 (15 folders)

Box 4 of 21

Box 5

Chronological Memoranda from Irwin Shapiro, 7/20/1990-5/10/1991 (15 folders)

Box 5 of 21

Box 6

Chronological Memoranda from Irwin Shapiro, 5/11/1991-5/27/1992 (15 folders)

Box 6 of 21

Box 7

Back and Forth Memoranda from Irwin Shapiro, 12/2/1986-6/30/1987 (15 folders)

Box 7 of 21

Box 8

Back and Forth Memoranda from Irwin Shapiro, 7/2/1987-1/22/1988 (15 folders)

Box 8 of 21

Box 9

Back and Forth Memoranda from Irwin Shapiro, 1/22/1988-7/21/1988 (15 folders)

Box 9 of 21

Box 10

Back and Forth Memoranda from Irwin Shapiro, 7/22/1988-2/13/1989 (18 folders)

Box 10 of 21

Box 11

Back and Forth Memoranda from Irwin Shapiro, 2/14/1989-11/20/1989 (15 folders)

Box 11 of 21

Box 12

Back and Forth Memoranda from Irwin Shapiro, 11/21/1989-6/25/1990 (18 folders)

Box 12 of 21

Box 13

Back and Forth Memoranda from Irwin Shapiro, 6/26/1990-1/31/1991 (15 folders)

Box 13 of 21

Box 14

Back and Forth Memoranda from Irwin Shapiro, 2/1/1991-11/15/1991 (15 folders)

Box 14 of 21

Box 15

Associate Directors of the Center for Astrophysics (CfA), 1987-1988 (2 folders)

Box 15 of 21

CfA Associate Director Quarterly Meeting Minutes, 12/16/1988

Box 15 of 21

CfA Associate Director Quarterly Meeting Minutes, 9/9/1988

Box 15 of 21

CfA Associate Director Quarterly Meeting Minutes, 3/4/1988

Box 15 of 21

CfA Associate Director Quarterly Meeting Minutes, 10/18/1987

Box 15 of 21

CfA Associate Director Quarterly Meeting Minutes, 6/12/1987

Box 15 of 21

CfA Associate Director Quarterly Meeting Minutes, 3/10/1987

Box 15 of 21

CfA Associate Director Quarterly Meeting Minutes, 12/5/1986

Box 15 of 21

CfA Associate Director Quarterly Meeting Minutes, 9/5/1986

Box 15 of 21

CfA Associate Director Quarterly Meeting Minutes, 5/13/1986

Box 15 of 21

CfA Associate Director Quarterly Meeting Minutes, 12/29/1986

Box 15 of 21

CfA Associate Director Quarterly Meeting Minutes, 2/10/1986

Box 15 of 21

CfA Associate Director Quarterly Meeting Minutes, 11/1/1985

Box 15 of 21

Computation Facility, 1987

Box 15 of 21

Computer Equipment Chronology, 1984-1988

Box 15 of 21

Computer Equipment Plan, 1984-1988

Box 15 of 21

Computer Lab Expenditures, FY 1984-FY 1987

Box 15 of 21

Computer Survey, 1984-1985

Box 15 of 21

Box 16

High Energy, 1987-1989 (2 folders)

Box 16 of 21

Optical and Infrared Astronomy, 1986-1987

Box 16 of 21

Program and Engineering Division

Box 16 of 21

GTE Laboratories

Box 16 of 21

Infrared Optical Telescope Array (IOTA), 1987-1989 (8 folders)

Box 16 of 21

Box 17

IOTA, 1986

Box 17 of 21

IR&D Funding, FY 1982-FY 1985, FY 1987 (5 folders)

Box 17 of 21

Lightman, A.

Box 17 of 21

Jet Propulsion Lab, 1976-1989 (2 folders)

Box 17 of 21

Lab Equipment - Equipment Replacement, FY 1984-FY 1988

Box 17 of 21

Lab Equipment - Atomic and Molecular Physics

Box 17 of 21

Lab Equipment - Central Engineering

Box 17 of 21

Lab Equipment - High Energy Astrophysics

Box 17 of 21

Lab Equipment - Optical and Infrared

Box 17 of 21

Lab Equipment - Planetary Sciences

Box 17 of 21

Lab Equipment - Radio and Geoastronomy

Box 17 of 21

Lab Equipment - Solar and Stellar Physics

Box 17 of 21

Wolback Library, 1986-1987

Box 17 of 21

MMT Conversion - Communications, 1987

Box 17 of 21

MMT Conversion - Documents, 1987

Box 17 of 21

Box 18

Multiple Mirror Telescope, 1987

Box 18 of 21

National New Technology Telescope (3 folders)

Box 18 of 21

Personnel Transactions, 1987-1988 (2 folders)

Box 18 of 21

Proposal Approval, 1988-1989 (2 folders)

Box 18 of 21

Proposal and Grants, 1984-1985

Box 18 of 21

SIRTF (AXAF), 1985-1986 (2 folders)

Box 18 of 21

Scholarly Studies Program, 1987-1989 (3 folders)

Box 18 of 21

Search Committee for Secretary of Smithsonian Institution (SI)

Box 18 of 21

Ripley, S. Dillon

Box 18 of 21

Ripley, S. Dillon - Letters for his Signature

Box 18 of 21

Box 19

Smithsonian Council Meeting at SAO, 10/22-23/1987 (2 folders)

Box 19 of 21

SI Council Meeting - Vu Graphs, 10/23/1987

Box 19 of 21

SI Trust Budget, FY 1981-FY 1987

Box 19 of 21

R&R - SI/SAO Problems

Box 19 of 21

SI Program and Budget Office, 1981-1989 (2 folders)

Box 19 of 21

SI Program Report (SAO), 1985-1989

Box 19 of 21

Presentation to SI Council, 10/26-28/1984

Box 19 of 21

Research Opportunity Fund Trip Reports, 1987-1988 (2 folders)

Box 19 of 21

Research Opportunity Fund Requests, 1988 (3 folders)

Box 19 of 21

Submillimeter Array, 1989 (Folders 1-2 of 3)

Box 19 of 21

Box 20

Submillimeter Array, 1989 (Folder 3 of 3)

Box 20 of 21

Submillimeter Array - Report Committee Drafts (2 folders)

Box 20 of 21

Submillimeter Telescope Array, 1984-1988 (2 folders)

Box 20 of 21

Submillimeter Telescope Committee, 1987 (2 folders)

Box 20 of 21

Bob Martin Report, August 1987

Box 20 of 21

(CfA) Telescope Committee (M. Geller, Chair), 1984-1985

Box 20 of 21

(CfA) Visitor's Program - Brunner, Hermann

Box 20 of 21

(CfA) Visitor's Program - Cawley, Michael

Box 20 of 21

(CfA) Visitor's Program - Ceplecha, Zdnek

Box 20 of 21

(CfA) Visitor's Program - Chapman, Giles

Box 20 of 21

(CfA) Visitor's Program - Cowan, John

Box 20 of 21

(CfA) Visitor's Program - DeVries, H.W.

Box 20 of 21

(CfA) Visitor's Program - Ferrari, Attilio

Box 20 of 21

(CfA) Visitor's Program - Grandi, Paola

Box 20 of 21

(CfA) Visitor's Program - Greenberg, J. Mao

Box 20 of 21

(CfA) Visitor's Program - Hartquist, Thomas

Box 20 of 21

(CfA) Visitor's Program - Henoux, Claude

Box 20 of 21

(CfA) Visitor's Program - Hu, Bei-lok

Box 20 of 21

(CfA) Visitor's Program - Kayser, Rainer

Box 20 of 21

(CfA) Visitor's Program - Kouner, Israel

Box 20 of 21

(CfA) Visitor's Program - LaSala, Gerald R.

Box 20 of 21

(CfA) Visitor's Program - Learned, John

Box 20 of 21

(CfA) Visitor's Program - Marshall, Lawrence A.

Box 20 of 21

(CfA) Visitor's Program - Pernice, Romeo

Box 20 of 21

(CfA) Visitor's Program - Schneider, Peter

Box 20 of 21

(CfA) Visitor's Program - Sengupta, Sankar

Box 20 of 21

(CfA) Visitor's Program - Shull, Michael

Box 20 of 21

(CfA) Visitor's Program - Taylor, Joseph

Box 20 of 21

(CfA) Visitor's Program - Verrone, Grazia (see Pernice file)

Box 20 of 21

(CfA) Visitor's Program - Xing-Wu, Zheng

Box 20 of 21

Box 21

Visitors Program, 1987-1988 (2 folders)

Box 21 of 21

Whipple Observatory Base Camp, 1987

Box 21 of 21

Whipple Observatory, 1987

Box 21 of 21

Woods Hole Summer Study, 1984

Box 21 of 21

Women's Program, 1973-1982 (3 folders)

Box 21 of 21

Suez Canal University (Mt. Sinai)

Box 21 of 21

SAO Staff Teaching Compensation

Box 21 of 21

Writing by SAO Staff

Box 21 of 21