Astrophysical Contributions of the Smithsonian Institution

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Begins with a short history of the science of Astrophysics. Also covers aid given to outside researchers by the Smithsonian, research published in Smithsonian publications, and contributions of the staff, including early work on weather observation under Secretary Joseph Henry and the establishment of the Astrophysical Observatory under Secretary Samuel P. Langley.


  • Goddard, Robert Hutchings 1882-1945
  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Langley, S. P (Samuel Pierpont) 1834-1906
  • Meteorological Project
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
  • Weather Bureau


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

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Science Vol. 104, no. 2693 (Journal)

Contact information

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




  • Observatories
  • Astrophysics
  • Instruments
  • Secretaries
  • Solar energy
  • Solar collectors
  • Museums
  • Rockets (Aeronautics)
  • Astronomy
  • Museum publications

Physical description

pp. 116-119

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