Johnson Electrocuted at SAO Station, Greece

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A field engineer, William Charles Johnson, is electrocuted while working on laser electronics at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory's observing station in Dionysos, Greece, and dies instantly. Johnson had been with SAO since 1973.


  • Johnson, William Charles
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory)


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Torch, 12/1978, p. 2

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October 17, 1978


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