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Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory astronomical photographic glass plates

Identifier: UA 443
Finding aid note: Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Content Description

This collection includes 242 astronomical photographic glass plates Collected by Rice University's Dr. Reggie Dufour


  • 1970 - 1985


Biographical / Historical

Reginald James Dufour (1948- 2020), a Louisiana native, held degrees from LSU and the University of Wisconsin at Madison and was a postdoctoral associate at the Johnson Space Center for two years before joining the Rice University faculty in 1976; he was named Professor Emeritus of Physics and Astronomy in 2016. Dufour played a key role in establishing and equipping the Rice Observatory in 2002. His research specialties included gaseous nebulae and star-forming galaxies, the Hubble Space Telescope, and imagery and spectroscopy observations with ground-based and space-borne telescopes. His numerous publications appeared in the Bulletin and Journal of the American Astronomical Society, The Astrophysical Journal, and Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, among others.


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Guide to the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory astronomical photographic glass plates
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Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA