Secretary Abbot Carrying the Radiometer up Mount Wilson

ID: 94-12604

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1930?

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7005, Box 186, Folder 4

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Summary

Astrophysicist Charles Greeley Abbot (fifth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1928-1944) carrying the house-fly vane radiometer afoot up the Mount Wilson, California trail. Abbot made this instrument in Pasadena, California, but carried it by hand up the trail so as to not risk breaking it. The radiometer could measure a candle's heat at 3000 miles.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) b. 1872
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
  • Mount Wilson Observatory

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

This image is also Neg. # 3805.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7005, Box 186, Folder 4

Contact information

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

Date

c. 1930?

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Observatories
  • Secretariats
  • Astrophysics
  • Secretaries
  • Inventions
  • Observing (field) stations

Place

California

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

94-12604

Physical description

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

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