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Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley talks about current projects of the Smithsonian-Harvard Center for Astrophysics. A brief history of the Center is given.


  • Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) b. 1872
  • Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
  • Field, George B. 1929-
  • Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  • Harvard College Observatory
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Smithsonian-Harvard Center for Astrophysics
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
  • University of Arizona
  • Multiple Mirror Telescope Observatory


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

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Smithsonian Vol. 6, no. 12 (Journal)

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


March 1976


  • Astrophysics
  • Castle View
  • Astronomy
  • Research

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p. 6

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