Center for Study of Short-Lived Phenomena Established

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Summary

The Center for the Study of Short-Lived Phenomena is established under the direction of Robert A. Citron. Its function is to study rare or infrequent natural phenomena such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, meteorite falls, the birth of new islands, and other sudden changes in biological and ecological systems. The Administrative Office is located at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.

Subject

  • Citron, Robert A
  • Center for Short-lived Phenomena (Cambridge, Mass.)
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Oehser, Paul H. The Smithsonian Institution. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1970, p. 121.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1968. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1968, p. 263.

Contact information

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

Date

January 1, 1968

Topic

  • Astrophysics
  • Meteorites
  • Geology
  • New Programs
  • Volcanism
  • Astronomy

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