Giuseppe Colombo at Work

ID: 95-254

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1974

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371 Box 4 Folder April 1984

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Giuseppe Colombo, describing the orbital path of the Mariner 10 spacecraft mission to Mercury during a scientific briefing in 1974. Dr. Colombo, a space scientist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and an internationally known expert on space structures, held a number of university teaching posts in Italy prior to his appointment, in 1961, as visiting celestial mechanic at Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and in 1962, as a visiting research associate, Harvard College Observatory. Dr. Colombo shuttled regularly among Padua, Cambridge, Mass., and Pasadena to dispense advice and counsel and share an apparently unlimited fund of ideas for unlocking the secrets of the solar system and for innovative spacecraft to explore it. He died February 20, 1984.


  • Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  • Harvard College Observatory
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory


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Featured in TORCH, April 1984

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Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371 Box 4 Folder April 1984

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  • Colombo, Giuseppe
  • Observatories
  • Space sciences
  • Space scientists


  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

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

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