Creating The First U.S. National Astronomical Observatory

Wednesday, 16 December 2020 5 p.m. — 6 p.m. MST

Online event

Live from NOIRLab
John Glaspey (NOAO/Kitt Peak (retired))
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In the 1950's, the U.S. National Science Foundation started the process of establishing a national astronomical observatory. This edition of th Live From NOIRLab looks at the process of selecting a site for the observatory and the early years of Kitt Peak National Observatory.