Multiple Mirror Telescope Construction

ID: 94-2872

Creator: Cornell, James

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1977

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 2, Folder: February 1978

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Summary

Construction of the optical support system that will hold the six large reflecting mirrors and other associated optics of the Multiple Mirror Telescope at the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory atop of Mt. Hopkins, Arizona, mid-September 1977. The MMT is a joint project of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the University of Arizona.

Author

Cornell, James

Subject

  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
  • Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory
  • Multiple Mirror Telescope Observatory

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Featured in the Torch, February 1978

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 2, Folder: February 1978

Contact information

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

Date

1977

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Construction
  • Observatories
  • Field stations
  • Instruments
  • Observing (field) stations
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory--Field stations

Place

Arizona

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exterior

ID Number

94-2872

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 5 x 3.5; Type of Image: Exterior; Medium: Photographic print

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