Artifact Details

Title

Digicomp DR-70 Astrology Minicomputer

Catalog Number

102746921

Type

Physical object

Date

1978

Manufacturer

Digicomp Research Corporation

Place Manufactured

Ithaca, NY, US

Identifying Numbers

Model number DR-70
Serial number 0707

Dimensions

overall: 6 1/4 in x 10 1/4 in x 13 1/2 in

Description

Object consists of computer, power cable and case. Measurements and weight are of computer only. Donor Nicki Michaels wrote, "This is the actual computer that provided hundreds of charts for Joan Quigley, the [President Ronald and Nancy] Reagans' astrologer, who determined the timing of important events in the Reagan presidency such as: the take off times for Air Force One for important trips, the timing of all presidential press conferences, the signing of numerous anti-nuclear treaties with the Soviet Union. I, Nicki Michaels, provided Joan Quigley with hundreds of charts calculated on this computer for the Reagans over the years. You can view footage of my interview on CNN (5/88) describing the Reagans use of astrology and demonstrating the DR-70 at work here: http://www.audioacrobat.com/playv/WdRjKh2Q."

Category

Digital computer/minicomputer

Credit

Gift of Nicki Michaels

Lot Number

X5646.2010