AIP History Center Newsletter
Volume XXXV , No. 1, Spring 2003

 

Judy Steinacher holds a visible skylight photometer, 1967
A visible skylight photometer, in the hands of Judy Steinacher for this 1967 photo. This portable version followed an earlier design from HAO veteran Jack Evans that was used in the 1940s to help identify appropriate sites to conduct research on the solar corona, including the Sacramento Peak Observatory at Sunspot, New Mexico. Courtesy of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research.

Walter Orr Roberts and I.M. Pei
Walter Orr Roberts, NCAR's first director, talks in the late 1960s with I.M. Pei, architect for NCAR's flagship building, the Mesa Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado. Courtesy of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research.


NCAR's early days of scientific ballooning

 

In the early days of NCAR, researchers decided that their top priority for a facility was a place for scientific ballooning, ranking above even an aircraft facility. Balloons have been used for studies of everything from weather to the origin of the universe. Courtesy of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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