Whipple, Fred Lawrence
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Whipple, an astronomer, received his B.A from the University of California at Loss Angeles in 1927, and his Ph.D from the University of California at Berkeley in 1935. Whipple was appointed Director of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) when it moved to Cambridge, MA, in 1955. Whipple’s papers document his astronomical research and the development of the Multiple-Mirror Telescope. Materials consist of general correspondence, student papers, artciles, lectures, reviews, notes, notes on comets, profeional activitie, meetings, committees, the Multiple-Mirror Telescope, and his publications.