Project Records, c. 1959-1971

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Consists of records documenting the Radio Meteor Project which analyzed the meteoric mass, velocity, orbital parameters, and physical phenomena associated with the atmospheric entry of micrometeoroids. Data was gathered by a multi-station radar system, based in Havana, Illinois. Materials include films of meteors detected by the radar system at Havana, Illinois; computer printouts and logbooks containing data on meteors observed; microfilm; and computer tapes.


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Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1959
  • 1959-1971
  • c 1959-1971


  • Meteorites
  • Astrophysical observatories


  • Manuscripts
  • Electronic records
  • Black-and-white negatives
  • Microfilms

Local number

SIA RS01480

Physical description

  • 109.20 cu. ft. processed holdings
  • 54.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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