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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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.


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


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

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Smithsonian Vol. 4, no. 11 (Journal)

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


February 1974


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

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p. 6

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