SAO Station in Hawaii Closes

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Summary

The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Satellite Tracking Station in Hawaii, one of the original members of the 12-site international network of the Satellite Tracking Program, is closed and its Baker-Nunn camera turned over to the U.S. Air Force. The station, located in Maui, was turned over to the University of Hawaii, from whom the Smithsonian had been renting it for 22 years.

Subject

  • United States Air Force
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory)
  • University of Hawaii

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 3, "The Torch," November 1980, p. 4.

Contact information

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

Date

1980

Topic

  • Closings
  • Observatories
  • Artificial satellites
  • Satellite Tracking Program
  • Astrophysics
  • Field Stations
  • Geodesy
  • Baker-Nunn camera
  • Astronomy
  • Baker-Nunn Camera

Place

Hawaii

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