Papers of solar eclipse, 1858
Scope and Contents
Papers concerning the annular solar eclipse of 14-15 March 1858. The volume consists of briefings, preparations, suggestions and material for observing the eclipse, sent to astronomers such as J. Challis, W. De La Rue, R. Grant and S. Alexander, as well as numerous amateurs and Airy's assistants. J.R. Hind computed local times for the Sun's transit at 362 towns, and there is a printed piece by A. Brown. There are six photographs of the eclipse, one by W. Sherlock; a strip of nitrated articles in 'The Daily News', 16 and 18 March 1858; a Spanish paper on observations of the eclipse; and reports and observations of the eclipse at Greenwich and Bedford.
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