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Astrophysical Society records



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Astrophysical Society records, [circa 1939]-1963

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Title: Astrophysical Society records, [circa 1939]-1963Add to your cart.

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

Languages: English

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.

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.

Subject/Index Terms

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

Administrative Information

Repository: Institute Archives and Special Collections

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

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[Drawer 8],

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.
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Folder 1: 11 drawings, 2 blueprints, and 2 notices concerning meetings of the Astrophysical Society, 1939-1963Add to your cart.

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