SAO Staffers at Work

ID: 2002-32251

Creator: Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Form/Genre: Photographic print

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Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 108 Box 2 Folder 5

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Summary

Staff of the Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams of the International Astronomical Union, located at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, including, (l-r) Owen Gingerich (Director of Bureau), Richard Southworth and Brian Marsden (Assistant Directors), who are seen here plotting the course of a newly discovered comet. The Bureau confirms, catalogs, and designates newly-discovered celestial objects such as comets and novae.

Subject

  • Marsden, Brian G
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
  • International Astronomical Union

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Information from fact sheet attached to original photograph.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 108 Box 2 Folder 5

Contact information

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

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Topic

  • Southworth, Richard
  • Observatories
  • Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams (SAO)
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Gingerich, Owen
  • Employees
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

ID Number

2002-32251

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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