Press Photo Total Solar Eclipse Watched from Canada
Total Solar Eclipse Watched And Shot From Campsite In Canada: The sun still holds its puzzles. In july 1972 an EEI team gather under a distinguished Harvard University astronomer, to chip away at some. their camp for the week's expedition was on Prince Edwards Island in Canada's Gulf of St. Lawrence, their leader Dr. Donald H. Menzel, past president of the American Astronomical Society. They observed the spectrum and polarization of the solar corona, filmed the phases of the eclipse, recorded conditions at totaality and systematically search for objects closer to the sun than the planet mercury. Each team member had his special function to perform during totality. Dr. Menzel found many of EEI's amateurs "highly skilled". Thirty promptly signed up for his three-week expedition in june-July 1973, to study one of the century's longest total eclipses, a 6-minute, 18 second spectacular which they'll view from Mauritania in Africa's Sahura Desert. Team members put up and check out the observing equipment, which was furnished by EEI. A few brought along equipment they had developed which the leader termed "quite sophisticated."
Photo measures 10.25 x 8 inches.
Photo is dated --0000.
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