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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 17-138

Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory

Public Affairs Records, circa 1986-2016

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory
Title: Public Affairs Records
Dates: circa 1986-2016
Quantity: 0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Collection: Accession 17-138
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting a public policy dispute over a proposal to use Mount Graham in southeastern Arizona for astrophysical purposes. Astronomers believed that Mount Graham was an ideal location for an observatory, but environmentalists were concerned about its impact on the wildlife. Materials include an information packet and a database of news clippings related to the controversy. Some materials are in electronic format. The Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory is administered by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.

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This accession consists of records documenting a public policy dispute over a proposal to use Mount Graham in southeastern Arizona for astrophysical purposes. Astronomers believed that Mount Graham was an ideal location for an observatory, but environmentalists were concerned about its impact on the wildlife. Materials include an information packet and a database of news clippings related to the controversy. Some materials are in electronic format. The Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory is administered by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-138, Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory, Public Affairs Records

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Mount Graham Astrophysical Proposal Information Packet

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Mount Graham Astrophysical Proposal Clippings Database (electronic records)

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