Secretary Abbot with Solar Equipment

image for Secretary Abbot with Solar Equipment
Category
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
There are several other photos of instruments in SIA RU 7005, Bx 187, F: 12.
Summary
Astrophysicist and fifth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1928-1944) Charles Greeley Abbot with his harmonic analyzer developed to discover and evaluate periodicities in solar variation. Abbot is seen here sitting at a desk with the instrument in front of him. There are charts of "solar variation" on the wall in front of him.
Contained within
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 7005 Box 187 Folder 12
Contact information
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic
Secretaries
Harmonic analysers
Instruments
Inventions
Secretariats
Astrophysics
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Restrictions & Rights
No restrictions
Author
Unknown
Subject
Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) b. 1872
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
Physical description
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type
Photographic print
Person, candid
Standard number
94-4038