Summary

Samuel P. Langley becomes director of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. He serves until his death in 1906. In 1907 Charles G. Abbot becomes director, followed by Loyal B. Aldrich in 1944, and Fred L. Whipple in 1955.

Subject

  • Aldrich, Loyal Blaine 1884-1965
  • Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
  • Whipple, Fred Lawrence 1906-
  • Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) b. 1872
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Guide to Smithsonian Archives. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1983. Archives and Special Collections of the Smithsonian Institution Number 4., p. 125

Contact information

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

Date

March 2, 1890

Topic

  • Astrophysics
  • Directors
  • Astronomy

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