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The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory facilities and activities in the United States

Narrator describes the sixteen cameras of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) as camera shows one, of atop a multistory building. A map shows several locations in the state of Nebraska. Next, in a closeup, Dr. Richard E. McCrosky, Director of SAO, shows a model of a small building housing aerial mapping cameras. He removes the roof of the model to show how the cameras are installed and turned on by light sensors. He shows a flim of a bright object photographed by such a camera installation. Asked about other inputs, Dr. McCrosky mentions the satellite tracking network, and a map shows the 12 stations about the world. McClosky shows a model of a tracking camera contained in those installations. He shows a photograph of the Gemini rendezvous, when the Gemini spacecraft numbers 6 and 7 came close to each other on December 15, 1965. Scene shifts to views of large radar installations and observatories, including equipment inside one. Animated view of Mariner space probe passing the planet Venus. Giant radar antennas rotating. Views of the milky way galaxy and our solar system. Photos of nebulae from the Mount Palomar Telescope. Radio telescope installations, including the one in Arecibo, Puerto Rico.

Date: 1966
Duration: 5 min 51 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
National Youth Administration officials and youth parade past the Capitol Building in San Juan Puerto Rico.

Officials dressed in white business suits, march, flanked by American flags,in a parade for the National Youth Administration, past the Captiol Building in San Juan, Puerto Rico. They are followed by youth in black overalls, shouldering spades. Behind them march girls, carrying a banner reading: "NYA, Caguas Proyecto." A truck comes next, displaying a large poster in its rear reading: "NYA for Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico Leads the way," amd listing various NYA youth projects in Puerto Rico. Youth carrying N.Y.A. banners and American flags come next, followed by more young men carrying spades. Youthful firemen stand beside reels of hoses and a sign reading: "Bomberos de Guayama." An official pins a badge on the lapel of a man being honored. Next, a fireman, and two youth demonstrate by spraying water from their hose along the street. Remainder of the film is a montage of views. Scene shifts to the harbor, where two U.S. Clemson class destroyers are seen. Then boys are seen playing on a beach. A closeup of a young woman. Closeups of several of the youthful firemen previously seen. Several youth with spades, seen from the rear. An American flag wafting in a breeze.

Date: 1941
Duration: 1 min 16 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
People going to Church and to a watch match in South Bronx in New York City.

View out front of moving subway train as it passes by in South Bronx in New York City. Families, many of hispanic, Latin American, Puerto Rican descent, in crowded streets. Families go to Church. A man washing a car. People sing and play tambourines and enjoy themselves. Children enjoy playing in water that is spraying from fountains. View of Bethany Christian Mission church with wooden cross hanging out front. View of Iglesia Pentecostal Estrella de Oriente. A man playing a guitar. Crowds gathered to watch a baseball game at St Mary's Park. Many people speaking in Spanish. An airplane passes low over the streets. Family sits on balcony and fire escape of an apartment building. A young man flies a small kite from the roof of the building. Chalk writing on street mentions "Puerto Rico". Clouds gather in the sky and clothes on clothes line move with wind.

Date: 1965
Duration: 7 min 40 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Governor of Puerto Rico Horace M Towner, Colonel George H. Estes, and other officials welcome Charles Lindbergh in San Juan.

Aviator Charles Lindbergh visits San Juan, Puerto Rico. A huge crowd awaits his arrival at an air field. Lindbergh's plane 'Spirit of Saint Louis' lands and taxis. Men move towards the plane as it comes to a halt. Closeup of the 'Spirit of Saint Louis'. Several officials stand near the airplane as Lindbergh prepares to leave the cockpit. Among them is George H. Estes, Jr., Commander of U.S. Troops in Puerto Rico. ( He held rank of Brigadier General, in 1918, but now wears peacetime rank insignia of Colonel.) Others greeting Lindbergh include Puerto Rican government officials and civilians, who watch as Lindbergh climbs out of the cockpit. Lindbergh poses with Governor of Puerto Rico, Horace M Towner, and other officials.

Date: 1928
Duration: 1 min 6 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
A duty officer removes a weather report from a teletype machine and hands it over to Major Stewart in Puerto Rico.

Operations of the Hurricane Hunters at Ramey Air Force Base in Puerto Rico. A duty officer removing a weather report from a teletype machine. He hands the report to Major Stewart. A sign with the insignia of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron on a wall. A pilot in the cockpit of a United States Air Force Lockheed WC-130 Hercules in flight overhead.

Date: 1965, August
Duration: 1 min 54 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A USAF Lockheed WC-130 Hercules aircraft taxiing at Ramey Air Force Base in Puerto Rico.

Operations of the Hurricane Hunters at Ramey Air Force Base in Puerto Rico. A data sheet being removed from a dropsonde read-out instrument aboard a United States Air Force Lockheed WC-130 Hercules. A sign at the entrance of a building reads: 'Welcome to Ramey Air Force Base, Home of the 72nd Bomb Wing (H), 72nd Combat Support Group'. The Lockheed WC-130 Hercules aircraft taxiing at the air base. Buildings in the background. The airplane in flight overhead. A duty officer removing a weather report from a teletype machine. He hands the report to Major Stewart.

Date: 1965, August 2
Duration: 1 min 59 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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