Accession A2017-0016 - University of Toronto. Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Identity area

Reference code

UTA 0031-A2017-0016

Title

University of Toronto. Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Date(s)

  • 1971-1996 (Creation)

Level of description

Accession

Extent and medium

0.26 m (2 boxes) of textual records

Context area

Archival history

The Las Campanas Observatory was also known as the Canadian Telescope in Chile. The University of Toronto Canadian Telescope was inaugurated on Las Campanas, Chile in 1974. University of Toronto astronomers, Robert Garrison, Rene Racine, and Sidney Venderberg, were responsible for developing and implementing the project. Through the cooperation of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, the University of Toronto was able to make arrangements to share the site. In addition to a dome that houses the U. of T telescope, the University build Casa Canadiense, a small residence / operation centre. The telescope was made possible through the National Research Council of Canada. The dome and residence were financed from the C.A. Chant bequest to the David Dunlop Observatory. Las Campanas has provided much research material to astronomers; while on the mountain in 1987, Ian Shelton discovered the Supernova 1987A. Due to rising costs and decreased funding, the University closed the Las Campanas operation in 1997 and the Department of Astronomy shipped the telescope to Argentina, where it remains today on permanent loan.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Ten General Diaries for the 24" telescope at Las Campanas Observatory, University of Toronto Southern Observatory in Chile.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Restricted ; Subject to review under "Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act"

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

None

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area

Alternative identifier(s)

Retrieval code

A2017-0016/001-/002

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Related places