Observatory on Mount St. Katherine, Egypt

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A solar observing station of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory located at Mount St. Katherine, Egypt, from 1933 to 1937. This view shows the observatory (top) and living quarters (below) at the site. A trail can be seen on the left leading to the observatory.


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There are similar pictures in Record Unit 7005, Box168, Folder 5. #31226-N is crisper. Also try 31226-B.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7005, Box 186, Folder: 5

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


c. 1933

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  • Mountains
  • Observatories
  • Landscapes
  • Astrophysics
  • Solar energy
  • Smithsonian Solar Observing Station
  • Solar station
  • Observing (field) stations
  • Solar observing stations
  • Astronomy
  • Solar Research
  • Mt. St. Katherine, Egypt
  • Mountains--Egypt
  • Solar energy--Research




  • Photographic print
  • Landscape
  • Exterior

ID Number

SIA2011-1327 and 31226-N and 94-12579

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White; Size: 6.5w x 9.25h; Type of Image: Exterior; Landscape; Medium: Photographic print

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