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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. 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.