Narrow Dirt Road to Whipple Observatory

ID: 95-1211

Creator: Penland, Dane A

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1984

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371, Box 4, Folder: January 1985

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Summary

A winding, single-lane, dirt road 18 miles long connects the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory's Whipple Observatory atop Mount Hopkins in Arizona with the outside world. In 1984, a 1.5-mile section of the road at the very top, between the 8,550-foot summit and the 7,600-foot ridge was paved.

Subject

  • Mt. Hopkins Observatory
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
  • Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Featured in TORCH, January 1985

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371, Box 4, Folder: January 1985

Contact information

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

Date

1984

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Mountains
  • Observatories
  • Landscapes
  • Field stations
  • Roads
  • Observing (field) stations
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory--Field stations

Place

Arizona

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Landscape

ID Number

95-1211

Physical description

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

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