Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Website Records, 2007-2017
This accession consists of two websites associated with the Chandra X-ray Observatory, operated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory for the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The website developed for the general public was crawled on December 20, 2016. It includes information about the telescope and its mission; educational activities; x-ray astronomy field guides; images taken by Chandra; and press releases. In addition, the website includes an embedded blog which launched in August 2007. The blog was crawled separately on January 3, 2017. Due to technical issues, some features in this crawled website may not function properly.
The website developed for scientists was crawled on January 6, 2017. It includes information about the observatory, the Chandra X-ray Center, proposal submissions, observation schedules, available data, data analysis software, fellowships, workshops, publications, and other related topics. It also includes press releases, "The Chandra Newsletter," and Chandra Users' Committee meeting materials. Observation data is not included in this accession.
Materials are in electronic format.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Chandra X-ray Observatory (U.S.)
- United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- Chandra X-ray Center (U.S.)
- Chandra X-ray Center (U.S.). Chandra Users' Committee
- The Chandra Newsletter
- Museums -- Public relations
- Web sites
- Astronomical observatories
- Museums -- Educational aspects
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-051, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Website Records