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Florence P. Haseltine (born 1942) was a participant of Operation Moonwatch, the amateur science program initiated by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) in 1956 as part of the International Geophysical Year (IGY). As one of the largest single scientific undertakings in history, Operation Moonwatch's goal was to enlist the aid of amateur astronomers and other citizens who would help professional scientists spot the first artificial satellites. By the late 1950s, thousands of teenagers, homemakers, amateur astronomers, school teachers, and other citizens served on Moonwatch teams around the globe, including Haseltine, who received an Operation Moonwatch pin for her observation of Sputnik 3 in May 1958. While Haseltine did not pursue a career in astronomy, this program fueled her excitement for science from a young age and she went on to have a wide-ranging career as a physician, biophysicist, reproductive endocrinologist, journal editor, novelist, inventor, and advocate for women's health.

Identifier

NASM.2021.0010

Processing Information

Arranged, described, and encoded by Patti Williams, 2021.

Date

1960

Provenance

Dr. Florence Haseltine, Gift, 2020, NASM.2021.0010

Extent

0.03 Cubic feet (1 folder)

Summary

This collection is in English.

Restrictions

No restrictions on access

Type

Collection descriptions

Archival materials

School yearbooks

Arrangement note

No arrangement, just one item.

Scope and Contents

This item is Florence Haseltine's Burroughs High School yearbook, El Burro, 1960. The yearbook includes a photograph of Haseltine receiving the Westinghouse Science Talent Search Award.

Genre/Form

School yearbooks

Rights

Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.

Names

Haseltine, Florence

Topics Astronautics in astronomy -- 20th century
Cold War
Westinghouse Science Talent Search Award

Citation

Florence P. Haseltine High School Yearbook, NASM.2021.0010, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

Archival Repository

National Air and Space Museum Archives

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