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Appendix C Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Facilities John G. Wolbach Library, SAO Headquaters, Cambridge, Massachusetts The Wolbach Library staff is dedicated to providing timely information and research services to the staff at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, the Harvard University and Smithsonian Institution communities, and the international astronomical community. The library is the product of the merging of the collections of the Harvard College Observatory Library and the SAO Library and is one of the world’s pre-eminent astronomical collections. Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory, Amado, Arizona At the base of Mt. Hopkins in the Santa Rita Mountains, 56 km (35 miles) south of Tucson and just within the boundary of the Coronado National Forest, the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory is the largest field station of SAO. MMT Observatory, Amado, Arizona The MMT Observatory is a joint venture of the Smithsonian Institution and the University of Arizona, on the grounds of the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory. This innovative facility has recently been converted to house a single 6.5-m mirror. Submillimeter Array, Mauna Kea, Hawaii Currently under construction, the Submillimeter Array, a collaboration between SAO and the Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics of the
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Academia Sinica of Taiwan, will observe the universe at submillimeter wavelengths. Oak Ridge Observatory, Harvard, Massachusetts The Oak Ridge Observatory in Harvard, Massachusetts, is operated by the SAO and is part of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Magellan 6.5-m telescopes, Las Campanas, Chile The Las Campanas Observatory on Cerro Las Campanas in Chile operates twin 6.5-m optical telescopes for a consortium of institutions that include Harvard University, the Carnegie Observatories, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Michigan, and the University of Arizona. Submillimeter Telescope and Remote Observatory, Antarctica SAO maintains a presence on the remote continent with the Antarctic Submillimeter Telescope and Remote Observatory and plans to expand these scientific endeavors.
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