Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory Named

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Summary

The astronomical observatory at Mt. Hopkins, Arizona, is renamed the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory. The decision to rename the Observatory came in fall 1981, but the formal ceremony was delayed until May 1982. The observatory is part of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.

Subject

  • Whipple, Fred Lawrence 1906-
  • Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory
  • Mt. Hopkins Observatory
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Guide to Smithsonian Archives. Archives and Special Collections of the Smithsonian Institution, Number 4. Washington, D.C: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1983, p. 364.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 3, "The Torch," November 1981, p. 3.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 4, "The Torch," June 1982, p. 3.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1982. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1983, p. 15.

Contact information

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

Date

1981

Topic

  • Observatories
  • Astrophysics
  • Name Changes
  • Astronomy

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