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THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA Standing Committee on Observational Activities Programme for Solar Eclipse of July 20, 1963 ______________________________________________ Bulletin No. 6 May 27, 1963 OBSERVING SITES AND FIELD STATIONS IN QUEBEC With July 20th rapidly approaching, members will be eager to complete their plans and we hope this bulletin will be helpAsi to those who are considering coining to the Province of Quebec to observe the eclipse. OBSERVING SITES In selecting an observing site in Quebec, it should be kept in mind that the sun will be only about 26 degrees above the horizon at totality. On our survey tripe down through the e lipse z…tte we fotuid many long stretches of road with excellent western horizons. We attach copy of the list that originally appeared in the April 1963 SKY AND TELESCOPE of locations recommended by F. J. DeKinder of the Montreal Centre. The member who wants to observe frr the roadside should have no difficulty in finding a suitable spot, provided he makes allowance for the heavy traffic there is bound to be on that day. It would be advisable, though, for those who have equip- merit to set up or who need electrical power to make arrangements well in advance with residents of the area for the use of their facilities. Topographical maps can be obtained fran the Queen's Printer, Ottawa, Canada, for fifty cents a copy. As these maps are On a large scale, be quite specific as to district when placing your order. OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION We are sorry that we cannot undertake to arrange overnight accommodation for any- one. However, we have obtained leaflets on camping sites, inns and motels and enclose copies with this bulletin to those on our mailing list who have already in- dicated their intention of travelling to Quebec. The fact that the eclipse occurs in late afternoon gives one a wider choice of acccunmodation. Additional information can be obtained from the Province of Quebec Tourist Bureau at 12 rue Ste. Anne, Quebec, P.Q., or 1013 Dominion Square, Montreal, P.Q. FIELD STATIONS The Montreal Centre is establishing field stations at Grand'mere and Plessisville and possibly a third station closer to the U.S. border. These will be enclosed areas on private property, thus ensuring that the observers will not be hampered by spectators. Although observations will be at art amateur level, the Centre is anxious to maintain a high standard of efficiency. For this reason, admission to the field stations will be limited to personnel with definite assignments. The Montreal Centre will be glad to add to its numbers other members of the Society who want to participate in the organized programme. If you are interested, please write to the undersigned without delq for the Centre would like to know as soon as possible, preferably not later than mid-June.