BIMA (Berkeley-Illinois-Maryland Association) Project File, 1985-2005
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Brief Description: BIMA (Berkeley-Illinois-Maryland Association) Astronomy Project materials including grant proposals; project proposals; proposal guidelines; research data sets; publications; reports; reference pamphlets; budget material; project correspondence; photographs; meeting minutes, agendas, and notes; project schedules; lists; evaluation forms; CVs; legal agreements; newsletters; project design and construction plans; projector transparencies; and mini data cartridge tapes concerning the establishment of BIMA; people who contributed to BIMA activities; BIMA board activities, BIMA project initiatives; and scientific experiment proposals.
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University of Illinois Archives
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1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
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Fax: (217) 333-2868
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Record Series Number: 15/3/11
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Astronomy
Volume: 2.5 cubic feet
Acquired: 05/14/2015.
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Arrangement: By subject.
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Astronomy :

Instruction in astronomy commenced in 1892 as an offering of the Mathematics Department.1 In August 1921, the Board of Trustees authorized that the Division of Astronomy in the Department of Mathematics be organized as a separate Department of Astronomy.2 In 1957, the Department began a program of cooperative investigation with the United States Office of Naval Research3 and, in 1962, the radio telescope site at Vermilion River Observatory was completed.4 The courses offered range from descriptive astronomy to aeronomy,5 with B.S.,6 M.S. and Ph.D. degrees offered.7

1. Catalogs and Registers, 1892-93, p. 57.

2. Board of Trustees Transactions, 34th Report, August 1, 1921, p. 17.

3. Board of Trustees Transactions, 49th Report, April 15, 1957, p. 372.

4. Board of Trustees Transactions, 52nd Report, November 9, 1962, p. 261.

5. Undergraduate Course Catalog, 1972/74, pp. 61-62.

6. Undergraduate Study Catalog, 1971/72, p. 365.

7. Graduate College Catalog, 1971/72, p. 99.

Access Restrictions: Some content in box 3 is restricted. Information relating to students in box 3 is restricted for 80 years from date of creation or until the death of the student, whichever comes first. Please contact the University Archives for more information.
Subject Index
Astronomy Department
Languages of Materials
English [eng]