An Account of the Astrophysical Observatory of the Smithsonian Institution

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Summary

A history of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory written by its second director and fifth Secretary of the Smithsonian, Charles Greeley Abbot. Abbot continued Samuel P. Langley's research on solar phenomena and added new research on applied uses of solar energy.

Subject

  • Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

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(Book)

Contact information

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

Date

1966

Topic

  • Observatories
  • Astrophysics
  • Instruments
  • Solar energy
  • Solar collectors
  • Astronomy

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