Observer's Handbook 1945


The Handbook for 1945 is the 37th issue. No new features have been introduced, but all the old ones have been continued.

Four circular star maps, 9 inches in diameter at a price of one cent each, and a set of four maps, plotted on equatorial coordinates, bound in a cover at a price of ten cents, are obtainable from the Director of University Extension, Univer­ sity of Toronto. For fuller information reference may be made to Norton’s Star Atlas and Reference Handbook (Gall and Inglis, ninth edition (1943), price 12s 6d).

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Eclipse 19450705

Solar eclipse 1945 July 5.

Enlargement in DDO files.

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Peerless Planetarium

The history of the modern planetarium in Canada goes back farther than we may be aware. Until the early 20th century the word 'planetarium' could be understood to mean several different types of instruments, that we might now recognize as orreries, planispheres, astronomical clocks, etc. One such was Wyld's Globe, a hollow sphere more than 18 metres wide. This functioned as an inverted globe of the Earth with geographical features modelled on the inside in plaster of Paris, with a scaffolding for paying visitors to climb up and study.

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Lantern 1945C

Total Eclipse Path, 9 July 1945.

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Lantern 1945B

Canadian Eclipse Observers, 9 July 1945.

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Lantern 1945A

Eclipse site 1945.

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At-Home Invitation

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