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Astrophysical Society records, [circa 1939]-1963

By T.A.Gobert

Collection Overview

Title: Astrophysical Society records, [circa 1939]-1963

Creator: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  Astrophysical Society

Extent: 0.2 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 06/03/1986

Languages: English [eng]


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.

Biographical Note

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.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation: Astrophysical Society records, 1986-33.  Institute Archives and Special Collections, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY.

Box and Folder Listing

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Telescope Purchase, also Dome & Building Construction, Plant Approximation Requests & Estimate, Correspondence, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Astro-Dome - Plans & Standard Astro-domette Specifications, Sale Agreement/Contracts, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Miscellaneous records, 1942 and undatedAdd to your cart.
Drawer 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 11 drawings, 2 blueprints, and 2 notices concerning meetings of the Astrophysical Society, 1939-1963Add to your cart.