Installation of Multiple Mirror Telescope

ID: SIA RU000371 [94-8331]

Creator: Chacon, Vicki

Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1978

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 02, Folder: June 1978, Image No. 94-8331

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Summary

One of the six cells, designed to hold the 72-inch mirrors of the Multiple Mirror Telescope (MMT), is lowered into place at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, located on top of Mt. Hopkins, Arizona. The MMT is some 8,500 feet above the Santa Cruz Valley.

Subject

  • Mt. Hopkins Observatory
  • Multiple Mirror Telescope Observatory
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
  • Smithsonian Institution Office of Public Affairs

Notes

Featured in the "Torch," June 1978.

Cite as

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 02, Folder: June 1978, Image No. 94-8331

Repository Loc.

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

Date

1978

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  • No Known Copyright

Topic

  • Observatories
  • Astronomical observatories

Place

Arizona

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA RU000371 [94-8331]

Physical description

Gelatin silver prints; 10 x 8;

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