SAO Opens Mt. Hopkins Observatory, Arizona
A major Smithsonian Institution observatory at Mt. Hopkins, Arizona, opens. Located in the Santa Rita Mountains of Arizona, the site was chosen by Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory director Fred Lawrence Whipple, and development of the site began in 1966.
Chronology of Smithsonian History
Guide to Smithsonian Archives. Archives and Special Collections of the Smithsonian Institution, Number 4. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1983, p. 125, 131-132.
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
October 23, 1968