Installation of Multiple Mirror Telescope

ID: 94-8331

Creator: Chacon, Vicki

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1978

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

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One of the six cells, designed to hold the 72-inch mirrors of the Multiple Mirror Telescope (MMT), is lowered into place at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, located on top of Mt. Hopkins, Arizona. The MMT is some 8,500 feet above the Santa Cruz Valley.


  • Multiple Mirror Telescope Observatory
  • Mt. Hopkins Observatory
  • Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


Featured in the Torch, June 1978

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

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



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  • Construction
  • Cranes, derricks, etc
  • Field stations
  • Instruments
  • Telescope Lenses
  • Observatories
  • Equipment
  • Scientific apparatus and instruments
  • Astronomical instruments
  • Telescopes
  • Telescope Mirrors
  • Observing (field) stations
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory--Field stations
  • Research--Equipment and supplies




  • Photographic print
  • Event

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

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