ISWI Newsletter - Vol.3 No.30
15 March 2011

Dear ISWI Participant:

As promised yesterday, I attach an 18-page document describing the activities of the Philippines during the IGY. It was written by James J. Hennessey (1909-1987), who joined Manila Observatory in 1951 and became its director in 1957 (the start of IGY). This document appears to have been issued in December of 1956.

I also attach a much shorter document that describes the spectroheliograph that was operational at MO at one time. The document comes from the blog of Dr Sugon, who plays a key part in the Sub Center that was described in yesterday's ISWI Newsletter (Vol. 3, No. 29).

If you wish any documents of historical interest to be archived at the ISWI website, please send to me. If it goes out on the ISWI Newsletter (what you are now reading), then it is automatically archived at the ISWI website ----- for eternity.

Also, at the end of ISWI, all issues of the newsletter will be burned on to a CD-ROM, if the total size is under 600 MB. If over 600 MB, then it will be burned on to DVD. In any case, a large stock of disks will be sent to UNOOSA for long-term safe keeping at the conclusion of ISWI.

Cordially yours,
George Maeda
Editor of ISWI Newsletter
Hakozaki Campus, Kyushu University, Japan.


(1) "Philippines and IGY", James J. Hennessey 4.5 MB pdf, 18 pages., (click )

(2) "Spectroheliograph at Manila Observatory", 275 KB, pdf, 6 pages, (click )

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