Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory
Public Affairs Records, circa 1986-2016
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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Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-138, Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory, Public Affairs Records