Time Capsule Placed in MMT Foundation

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Smithsonian Institution and University of Arizona personnel place a time capsule filled with Multiple Mirror Telescope (MMT) memorabilia into the concrete of the foundation of the Multiple Mirror Telescope. The time capsule is to be unearthed in the Tricentennial year, 2076


  • Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory
  • Mt. Hopkins Observatory
  • Multiple Mirror Telescope Observatory
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory)
  • University of Arizona


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Torch, 5/1976, p. 3

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March 6, 1976


  • Observatories
  • Astrophysics
  • Instruments
  • Time capsules
  • Scientific apparatus and instruments
  • Telescopes
  • Astronomy

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