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My Dad with some superprecise clock

This is before he was my dad.

 

He had a job with the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory after college where he, among other things, travelled around the world with a precise clock (which he helped design) to set the times in their various satellite observatories before there was a way to easily do it via other mechanisms. He has some pictures from when he was there in his own photostream.

 

This is a silly promo shot. Dad with "atomic clock", stewardess sets watch. Probably in 1966, so my father was 27 years old.

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Uploaded on April 8, 2007