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Crommelin, Andrew Claude de la Cherois, 1865 - 1939 (astronomer)

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Correspondence on a total eclipse, 1914 - 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 8/150
Scope and Contents Correspondence and papers regarding A. Crommelin and C. Davidson's expedition to Sobral, Brazil, for the total eclipse of 29 May 1919. The purpose of the expedition was to determine whether light is deflected by gravitation in accordance with Einstein's Theory of Relativity. There are a number of photographs, a typed report by Crommelin on the purpose of the expedition, computations, manuscript reports on preparations for the eclipse and on the expedition, a set of correspondence between...
Dates: 1914 - 1922
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