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New Exhibit: Morning to Evening Series: Images from the ATS-III Spin-Scan Camera

This series of eight satellite photographs of Earth were captured sequentially on November 18, 1967 by the Multicolor Spin-Scan Cloud Camera aboard the Applications Technology Satellite III (ATS-III). The Spin-Scan camera, developed by Dr. Vernor E. Suomi and Dr. Robert J. Parent in the 1960s, could create a composite image of Earth roughly every 20 minutes and provide a synoptic picture of cloud movement and development which revolutionized weather forecasting. A larger collection of color images from the ATS-III are available online through the Schwerdtfeger Library Digital Collections.