Sallie Baliunas

ID: 86-3105-16

Creator: Padilla, Steve

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1986

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Accession 98-015 Box 2 Folder January 1994

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Astrophysicist Sallie Baliunas standing in front of the 60-inch telescope at Mount Wilson Observatory in Pasadena, California. From her home base at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass., Baliunas monitors the brightness, magnetism and other telling features of thousands of stars in our galaxy. The secrets she is uncovering will give us important information about the destiny of our closest star--the sun. And, by locating stars with the same age and nature as the sun, she is also helping to guide the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.


  • Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
  • Mount Wilson Observatory


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  • Women
  • Observatories
  • Astrophysics
  • Telescopes
  • Baliunas, Salle


  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

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Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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