Smithsonian Observatory Creates Its Computer Section

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The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory inaugurated its own computer section to support its scientific program.


Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory


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  • "Final Report on Computer Services at the Smithsonian Institution", Computer Services Study Group, July 1975 Folder: "Computer Service Study Plan 1974," Smithsonian Archives, Record Unit 392, Office of the Under Secretary, Records, Box 1. Page 16.

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,




  • Computer systems
  • Astrophysics
  • Information storage and retrieval systems
  • Scientific Data Recording

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