Royal Observatory and RGO Solar Eclipse expedition records, 1896 - 1954
Scope and Contents
The most complete set of records covers the 1926 total solar eclipse expedition to Sumatra [RGO 169/3]. The eclipse was of particular astronomical interest because of its relatively long duration, 3-4 minutes, and because the sun was almost at its maximum sunspot period. The files include notebooks recording instruments and plates, preparatory documents including a sketch of the camp, manuscript and typed reports, photographs of spectra, correspondence, and a contemporary news cutting showing the British Expedition team.
- 1896 - 1954
- Royal Greenwich Observatory (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
2 archive box(es) (2 boxes) : paper and photographs
Language of Materials