The View From the Castle: Smithsonian solar research promises new insights into how the sun affects both our health and the weather here on Earth

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Summary

Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley looks back on solar experiments done in the early days of the Smithsonian Institution. He gives three reasons why the study of the sun is important today, namely environmental awareness, understanding of how plasmas and magnetic fields interact, and a basic understanding of the universe.

Subject

  • Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) b. 1872
  • Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
  • Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Contained within

Smithsonian Vol. 5, no. 5 (Journal)

Contact information

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

Date

August 1974

Topic

  • Astrophysics
  • Secretaries
  • Castle View
  • Solar energy
  • Ecology
  • Environmental monitoring

Physical description

p. 4

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