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1990-11 Update

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              THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA

                   1991 SOLAR ECLIPSE EXPEDITION

           NOVEMBER 1990 REPORT TO EXPEDITION PARTICIPANTS

Dear Registrant(s) No._____________:

       I am writing to you to provide an update on the status of the
Solar Eclipse Expedition and to clarify the financial arrangements for
the Expedition. Undoubtedly many of you have been made aware of the
demise of Worldways Airlines of Toronto, and you may well be wondering
about its effect on our Expedition. We have been holding extensive
Year: 
1990
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1990-07 Update

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THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA

1991 SOLAR ECLIPSE EXPEDITION

JULY 1990 REPORT TO EXPEDITION PARTICIPANTS

Dear Registrant(s) No. ____________

	I am writing to give you an update on the progress of our
plans and arrangements for next July's solar eclipse expedition to
Baja California. The Solar Eclipse Committee, consisting of me as
chairperson, J. Randy Atwood and Steve Dodson has been busy over
the past year making preparations for the trip.

	As you are probably aware, Sunquest Travel Incentive
Year: 
1990
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3

Release Form

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND RELEASE


          THE UNDERSIGNED (referred to hereafter as the "Expedition Member"
or the "Member") acknowledges the following facts:

1.        The Royal  Astronomical  Society  (hereinafter referred to as the
"RASC")  is a non-profit corporation without share capital that consists of
volunteer amateur and professional  astronomers  and that is devoted to the
advancement of astronomy and allied sciences.

2.       The  RASC  has  volunteered  to  organize,  for the benefit of its
Year: 
1991
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2

Info Circular

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THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA
1991 SOLAR ECLIPSE EXPEDITION
INFORMATION CIRCULAR


	At its meeting in January 1989, the National Council of
The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada established a Solar
Eclipse Committee for the purpose of organizing a national solar
eclipse expedition to Baja California, Mexico to observe the great
eclipse of 11 July 1991. Michael S.F. Watson, an experienced
astrophotographer and veteran of six previous solar eclipse
expeditions, was appointed Committee Chairperson and Expedition
Year: 
1990
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4

Eclipse Air Temps.

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Curve of temperatures, in direct sunshines. Sky clear, with a few very light cirrhus clouds, almost invisible, which however caused the irregularities of the curve. Observations only began at 8h.44, when the eclipse was well advanced.

Scale. Two divisions, vertical, to each degree Fahr.
One division, horizontal, to each minute.

Toronto, May 28'–1900. Portion of sun eclipsed 81 per cent.

Arthur Harvey.

Year: 
1900
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1

1994 Eclipse Brochure

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1994
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2

Labrador Expedition 1905

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Photo album of the Canadian eclipse expedition to Hamilton Inlet, Labrador in August 1905.

Further Reading:

 

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1905
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42

Inuvik Expedition 1972

Inuvik Expedition 1972

John Howell and RASC Calgary Centre members on an eclipse expedition to Inuvik NWT on 1972 July 9.

1932 Eclipse #51

1932 Eclipse #51

The apparatus used to convert the film to slides. It says "Camtech" on the film reel on the right, the name of a local Hamilton-based photography company. You can almost read the text on the film frames.

1932 Eclipse #50

1932 Eclipse #50

How the great shadow advances from the left - half a mile per second. Airplane pictures taken above the clouds at intervals of five seconds... National Geographic Magazine, Nov. 1932.

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