Telegraphy of Astronomical Discoveries

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Summary

A system of telegraphic announcement of astronomical discoveries is inaugurated at the Smithsonian. Through an arrangement concluded between the Smithsonian and the Atlantic cable companies, free transmission is guaranteed by telegraph between Europe and America of astronomical discoveries which require immediate announcement for the purpose of cooperative observation.

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Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Goode, George Brown, ed. The Smithsonian Institution, 1846-1896, The History of Its First Half Century. Washington, D.C.: De Vinne Press, 1897., p. 838
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1873, p. 32-33

Contact information

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

Date

January 20, 1873

Topic

  • Telegraph
  • Cooperation
  • Finance
  • International relations
  • Astronomy

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