Title: Astrophysical Society records, [circa 1939]-1963
Primary Creator: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Astrophysical Society
Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet
Date Acquired: 06/03/1986
Subjects: Astronomical instruments, Astronomical observations, Astronomical observations - New York (State), Astronomical observations - New York (State) - Troy, College students - Societies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Astrophysical Society, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Observatory, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Societies
Forms of Material: Archives, Blueprints, Broadsides
Collection processed by: T.A.Gobert
Miscellaneous records of the Rensselaer Astrophysical Society.
Scope and Contents of the Materials
The Astrophysical Society records (1986-33)consists of meeting notices and correspondence of the Astrophysical Society; design drawings, blueprints, specifications, and cost estimates for an observatory and observational equipment; and an outline of the dedication ceremony for the observatory.
The Astrophysical Society is an RPI student organization dedicated to studying the observational and instrumentation aspects of astronomy. The society works in conjunction with the physics department to maintain the Hirsch Observatory atop the Science Center.
Institute Archives and Special Collections
Astrophysical Society records, 1986-33. Institute Archives and Special Collections, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.
Box and Folder Listing Browse by Box:
- Box 1
- Folder 1: Telescope Purchase, also Dome & Building Construction, Plant Approximation Requests & Estimate, Correspondence, 1963
- Folder 2: Astro-Dome - Plans & Standard Astro-domette Specifications, Sale Agreement/Contracts, 1963
- Folder 3: Miscellaneous records, 1942 and undated
- Drawer 8
- Folder 1: 11 drawings, 2 blueprints, and 2 notices concerning meetings of the Astrophysical Society, 1939-1963