The Mount Washington Observatory—50 Years Old

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The Mount Washington Observatory celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. The history of the establishment and of the early days of the Observatory is summarized, and its research programs, instrumentation, and facilities from the early days to the present are briefly described.

1 The author was President of the Mount Washington Observatory from 1969 to 1981 and Executive Director to 1982. He is a Member of the AMS.

The Mount Washington Observatory celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. The history of the establishment and of the early days of the Observatory is summarized, and its research programs, instrumentation, and facilities from the early days to the present are briefly described.

1 The author was President of the Mount Washington Observatory from 1969 to 1981 and Executive Director to 1982. He is a Member of the AMS.

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