Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Atomic and Molecular Physics Division
Scientific Records, circa 1959-1986
This accession consists of manuscript files documenting the writings and research of Harrison E. Radford. Radford joined the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) in 1969, as a physicist in the Radio and Geoastronomy Division, after nearly a decade with the National Bureau of Standards. His work with the Bureau included measurements by microwave spectroscopy of the OH radical at 18 cm that led to its detection at radio wavelengths in the interstellar medium. At SAO, Radford became internationally known for his pioneering laboratory experiments that led to the discovery of complex hydrocarbon molecules in space.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Radford, Harrison E.
- Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Radio and Geoastronomy Division
- National Bureau of Standards
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-192, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Atomic and Molecular Physics Division, Scientific Records