Directors of the SAO, HCO, and CfA
 
    Harvard College Observatory
  • Founded by Harvard President, Josiah Quincy in 1836
  • William Cranch Bond Nov. 30, 1839 - Jan. 29, 1859
  • George Phillips Bond March 1859-1865
  • Truman H. Safford 1865-1866 (Interim Director)
  • Joseph Winlock 1866-1875
  • Edward Charles Pickering 1877-1919
  • Solon Irving Bailey 1919-1921 (Acting Director)
  • Harlow Shapley 1921-1952
  • Donald H. Menzel 1952-1954 (Acting Director)
  • Donald H. Menzel 1954 - March 31, 1966
  • Leo Goldberg April 1, 1966-1971
  • Alex Dalgarno 1971-1973 (Acting Director)
  • George B. Field July 1973 -

    Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
  • Founded by Samuel Pierpont Langley in 1890-1906
  • Charles Greeley Abbot 1906-1942
  • Loyal Blaine Aldrich 1942-1955
  • Fred Lawrence Whipple 1955-1973
  • George B. Field July 1973 -

    Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
  • George B. Field 1973-1982
  • Irwin I. Shapiro 1982-2004
  • Charles A. Alcock 2004-
 
 

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