The SMA logo was designed by Nimesh Patel. It shows eight
stylized radio telescope "dishes", representing the eight antennas
in the SMA array. Each antenna is connected by a line to every other
antenna, representing the crosscorrelation process which produces the
SMA's data. The colors are the official colors for the Smithsonian
Institution logo. Note that the postcript file available on this page
defines the SMA logo. However, the file itself does not contain
the fonts for the logo's text. If the fonts requested by the postscript
file do not exist on the computer rendering the image, the text portions
may be distorted. In such a situation, the pdf file may be used.
The postscript and pdf files below can be converted to other formats (e.g. jpg) using any graphics manipulation program (e.g. gimp). To display the logo on a colored background, the black & white version is recommended- which should be converted to a .gif file with a transparent background. Please contact Nimesh Patel for further information.
Black & White pdf format
Black & White postscript format