THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA Standing Committee on Observational Activities Programme for Solar Eclipse of July 20, 1963 _______________________________________________ Bulletin No. 8 July 2, 1963 ECLIPSE ROUNDUP In this final bulletin before the eclipse, we give a summary of plans being made to observe it by members all across the country. When we undertook to plan and co-ordinate an eclipse programme for the amateurs within our Society, we had no way of knowing what the resprise would be, but it has certainly surpassed our expectations. Our nailing list, Which began with ore con- tact in each of the sixteen. Centres; has grown rapidly as a result of the special bulletin to unattached members, the article in Our own JOURNAL and the article that appeared in SKY AND TELESCOPE. Everywhere we have met with the same enthusiasm, and if everyone follows through with his plans we should achieve some worthwhile results. We realize that the attached list of participants is neither complete nor up to date. It is based on the latest correspondence at time of writing with each person on our mailing list, but the picture changes from day to day as the mail continues to come in. It was our intention to include a brief outline of the observation pro- gramme of each group but soon fount that this would make the bulletin much too lengthy. However, by the use of such phrases as "organizing an expedition", "establishing a field station", etc., we have tried to give some indication of the scOpe of the more ambitious projects. We have not attempted to give the names of individuals comprising the various groups for in most instances we do not have this information We hope, however, that reports sent in to us after the eclipse will list all individuals who have participated in any capacity so that full recognition can later be given to everyone who has taken part. Once again we stress the value of every observation and once again we urge every- one to send in complete reports of his observations. If weather conditions are not too favourable or if your efforts are not entirely satisfactory, salvage what you can of your original programme and send in your reports. If you have time to take a picture or two of your equipment and your observing group, we would be glad to receive these, too. We shall be eagerly awaiting your reports. Don't keep us in suspense, though, until these are ready for mailing. Please send us a postcard or a telegram - just to let us know whether you were successful or not. The best of luck to all of you! THE 1963 SOLAR ECLIPSE COMMITTEE Kenneth Chalk Ella Dack Charles M. Good Isabel. Williamson, National Co-ordinator 5162 Belmore Avenue, Montreal 29, Quebec.
Eclipse Bulletin No.8, cont'd. R.A.S.C. CENTRES: Halifax - Organizing group to observe from southern tip of Nova Scotia Some members going to Maine Quebec - Organizing three field stations near Abitibi, Shawinigan and U.S. border, with identical equipnent and programme Centre Francais - Organizing field station in neighbourhood of Grand'mere, Quebec de Montreal Montreal - Organizing three field stations - at Grand'mere, Plessisville and Almaville, Quebec Sponsoring special train from Montreal to Grand' mere F.P. Morgan & Mrs. Morgan observing with AAVSO in Maine M. Garon observing in Quebec T. Topham observing in Quebec B. Cockhill & family observing south of St. Lawrence Dr. & Mlle J.P. Jean observing in Maine M. Lazar & family observing in Quebec B. Lapin organizing group to observe at Gentilly, Quebec N.C. Nourse observing in Quebec F. Friedmann organizing group of campers to observe in Quebec Ottawa - Bill Dey organizing group to observe south of St. Lawrence Toronto - Dr. & Mrs. Norman M. Wrong travelling to Quebec Gordon Graham - plans unknown Mrs. W. Arvisais taking Eclipse Special to Grand'mere Robert B. Johnston travelling to Grand' mere Timothy Brunton taking Eclipse Special to Grand' mere Robert W. Baker & family traveling to Trots Rivieres J.V. Scott organizing expedition to Moose River, Ontario C. Colliss Williams plans unknown R.V. Ransay & family joining Plessisville field station A. Ostrander & family joining Plessiavifle field station J. Ketchum plans unknown Mrs. R. Jones & family taking Eclipse Special to Grand'mere M. Fidler joining Plessisville field station Miss E. Bain taking Eclipse Special to Grand'mere Hamilton - S.J. Buntain & party joining Grand' mere field station R.J. Livingstone & party traveling to Trois Rivieres N.R. Seville travelling to Trots Rivieres James Winger - plans unknown Winnipeg Organizing expedition by CNR to Wivenhoe, Manitoba Edmonton - A. Stockwell & other members forming part of Hargreaves expedition to Northwest Territories Other members travelling to Hay River district Vancouver - Observing partial phases Victoria - George R. Ball & Mrs. Ball taking Eclipse Special to Grand'mere -2-
Eclipse Bulletin No.8, cont'd. Regina Astronomical Society - organizing group to observe partial phases. Also has tentative plans to charter plane and fly north. Saskatoon Astronomical Society - tentative plans to join Regina Astronomical Society on chartered flight. Wayne County Astronomical Society - Organizing group to observe partial phases. Also tentative plans for group to travel to Quebec. UNATTACHED MEMBERS AND OTHER INDIVIDUALS: Alan D. Whitman, Riverview Heights, NB., joining Plessisville field station Stanton J. Leahy, Goffstown, N.H., observing with Manchester Astronomical in Maine Paul J. Slate, West Orange, N.J., observing in Maine James Abraham, Indianapolis, Ind. - plans unknown Dr. Stewart A. Brown, Saskatoon, Sask., travelling to Quebec Rev. Walter J. Miller, New York, N.Y. - plans unknown Robert C. Stevenson, Pocatella, Idaho, tentative plans to travel to Alaska or NWT Maurice Bruce Stewart, Salem, Ore., travelling to Alaska Bolton C. Price, Jackson, Miss. - plans unknown Clyde L. Ferguson, Charleston, W.Va., travelling to Maine Clifford W. Davis, Abilene, Texas - plans unknown Robert D. McAllister, Rossland, B.C., tentative plans to travel north R. Stuart Cadwallader, Erie, Pa. - plans unknown Arnold M. Duke & family, Befleville, Ont., observing near Bangor, Maine Reinaldo Betancourt, Puerto Rico, joining Plessisville field station Ralph E. Ettel, Sr., Medford, Ore. - plans unknown Mrs. Lothar Eppstein, Lake Placid, N.Y., bringing group of campers to Quebec Paul D. Ruskin, Bethel, Pa., tentative plans to travel to Beattyville, Quebec Keith Knox, Regina, Sask., tentative plans to join Winnipeg Centre at Wivenhoe Dr. Vaden W. Miles, Detroit, Mich. - plans unknown Johan Toews, Regina, Sask ., camping and observing in Great Slave Lake region David Fort, Belleville, Ont. - plans unknown Dr. Shirley Jones & party joining Plessisville field station Lawrence B. Nadeau, Gardner, Mass., observing from Maine or Quebec V.C. Jones, St. Catharines, Ont. - plans unknown K. H. Woodwack, Ottawa, Ont., observing in Quebec Craig Johnson, Boulder, Cob., joining Plessisville field station M.L. Wollock observing from R.C.A.F. station at Parent, Quebec Charles B. Balleisen, Dallas, Tsicas, observing in Quebec south of St. Lawrence Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Schnofl, W.Englewood, N.J., travelling to Quebec Irene Sacks & family, Gillette, N.J., observing in Maine Wesley C. Van Buren, ACIC, St.Louis, Mo., planning expedition but destination unknown R. Erik Zimmernann & father, Forest Park, Ill., joining Plessisville field station Urana Clarke, Barrington, R.I., observing in Maine G.E. Welsher, Haddonfield, N.J., organizing group near Senneterre, Quebec -3-
Eclipse Bulletin No.8, cont'd. K.F. Powell, IBM, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., organizing group at Beattyville, Quebec James E. Alexa, Monaca, Pa., observing partial phases Carolyn Hurless, Lima, Ohio, observing with AAVSO in Maine Rev. Charles Edward Coutu, Shawinigan Falls, Que. plans unknown Dr. J. Raymond Hodkinaon, Rochester, N.Y., organized observations in Quebec Katharine Pearce, Princeton, N.J., joining Plessisville field station Gerald Fritzke, Calif., tentative plane to travel north Alfred Segond, Orillia, Ont., organizing group to observe in Quebec Paul Riherd, Lubbock, Texas, joining Pleasisville field station Gilbert E. Hutchinson, Beaver, Pa., observing in Maine Douglas Elliott, Brussels, Ont., observing partial phases R.A. Hayes, Marlborough, England, taking Eclipse Special to Grand'mere J W. Essex, Petersburg, Ont. - plans unknown James A. Slemp, Adler Planetarium, organizing expedition to Newport, Maine Dr. C. H. Cleminshaw, Los Angeles, Calif., travelling to Beattyville, Quebec James Steffensen, Denmark, joining Winnipeg Centre at Wivenhoe A.R. Constable, Ottawa, Ont. - plans unknown John T. GOOdWin, Jr., Waltham, Mass., observing in Maine or Quebec Barry John Hancock, Trenton, N.J., observing in Maine or Quebec Richard H. Davis, Boston, Mass., observing with AAVSO in Maine Mrs. Arnold Harvey, Waupaca, Wis. - plans unknown Mr. & Mrs. Bernard G. Colby, Chicago, Ill., taking Eclipse Special to Grand' mere Emmet C. Morton, Jr., Tic onderoga, N.Y. & friend, joining Grand'mere field station Dr. M. Cixthno & colleagues from Rome, Italy, using facilities at Grand'mere field station for their experiments Wherever you go, watch for cars flying the little blue R.A.S.C. pennants! Isabel K. Williamson National Coordinator 1963 Eclipse 5162 Belmore Avenue Montreal 29, Quebec
Bulletin 8: Eclipse Roundup