Observatory at Mt. Montezuma, Chile

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Solar observation instruments outside the entrance to the instrument tunnel at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory solar station. The solar station operated from 1920 to 1955 at Mt. Montezuma, Chile. A man stands in the entrance holding a cord while another man works on the instruments.


  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
  • Astrophysical Observatory


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 34, Folder: 26

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu


c. 1920

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  • Instruments
  • Solar collectors
  • Solar station
  • Employees
  • Mountains
  • Observatories
  • Scientific apparatus and instruments
  • Astronomers
  • Solar energy
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Mt. Montezuma, Chile
  • Observing (field) stations
  • Solar observing stations
  • Astronomy
  • Solar Research
  • Mountains--Chile
  • Solar energy--Research
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees




  • Photographic print
  • Exterior

ID Number

33668 or MNH-33668

Physical description

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

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