Multiple Mirror Telescope Dedicated

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Summary

The Multiple Mirror Telescope, a joint project of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the University of Arizona, is dedicated in ceremonies in Tucson. It was designed by SAO director Fred Lawrence Whipple using lenses donated by the United States Air Force, and is a joint federal-state project.

Subject

  • Whipple, Fred Lawrence 1906-
  • Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory
  • Mt. Hopkins Observatory
  • Multiple Mirror Telescope Observatory
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory)
  • United States Air Force
  • University of Arizona

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1979, p. 140, 364
  • Torch, 5/1979, p. 1
  • Torch, 6/1979, p. 1.

Contact information

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

Date

May 9, 1979

Topic

  • Observatories
  • Astrophysics
  • New Programs
  • Openings
  • Cooperation
  • Telescopes
  • Astronomy

Place

Arizona

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