The View From the Castle: The late Charles Greeley Abbot--inventor, solar authority, astrophysicist, singer--was the fifth secretary of the Institution

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Summary

Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley reflects on the term of former Secretary, Dr. Charles Greeley Abbot, the fifth secretary of the Smithsonian. Ripley highlights Abbot's successes and achievements in astrophysics and pioneer experiments in aviation.

Author

Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001

Subject

  • Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) b. 1872
  • Carmichael, Leonard 1898-1973
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Contained within

Smithsonian Vol. 4, no. 11 (Journal)

Contact information

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

Date

February 1974

Topic

  • Aeronautics
  • Secretaries
  • Deaths
  • Solar energy
  • Astrophysics
  • Castle View

Physical description

p. 6

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