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Accession 17-222

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Website Records, 2015

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Title: Website Records
Dates: 2015
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Collection: Accession 17-222
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of the Minor Planet Center (MPC) website as it existed on November 30, 2015. The Minor Planet Center operates at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, under the auspices of Division X2 of the International Astronomical Union (IAU). The Minor Planet Center is the single worldwide location for receipt and distribution of positional measurements of minor planets, comets, and outer irregular natural satellites of the major planets. The website provides information about services provided to observers and about available publications and software. It also includes technical information and other documentation. Observational data is not included in this accession. The website also includes two blogs, "The Daily Minor Planet" and the "Near-Earth Object Confirmation Page Blog," which were crawled separately on the same day. Due to technical issues, only the first page of each blog was captured. Materials are in electronic format.

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This accession consists of the Minor Planet Center (MPC) website as it existed on November 30, 2015. The Minor Planet Center operates at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, under the auspices of Division X2 of the International Astronomical Union (IAU). The Minor Planet Center is the single worldwide location for receipt and distribution of positional measurements of minor planets, comets, and outer irregular natural satellites of the major planets. The website provides information about services provided to observers and about available publications and software. It also includes technical information and other documentation. Observational data is not included in this accession.

The website also includes two blogs, "The Daily Minor Planet" and the "Near-Earth Object Confirmation Page Blog," which were crawled separately on the same day. Due to technical issues, only the first page of each blog was captured.

Materials are in electronic format.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-222, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Website Records

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Electronic Records

Minor Planet Center website, crawled November 30, 2015

Electronic Records

"The Daily Minor Planet" blog, crawled November 30, 2015

Electronic Records

"Near-Earth Object Confirmation Page Blog," crawled November 30, 2015

Electronic Records