SOLAR ECLIPSE, JULY 1963
The National Committee is considering organizing the efforts of
interested members who will be able to travel to points within the eclipse
path. There are many effects due to a total eclipse that require observa-
tion and are within the capabilities and instrumentation of amateur groups.
A future bulletin will outline possible plans in detail; however, for
the present, the Committee needs to know liar many Centres are planning to
organize eclipse parties, or how many individuals are likely to be near the
path of totality.
The Committee is tentatively considering establishing two observing
sites in the Province of Quebec, sufficiently far apart to avoid the
possibility of total "wash.out" because of local weather conditions, and
favourably located with respect to accessibility and accommodation.
Further planning depends upon the response to this Bulletin; therefore,
we suggest that the attention of your members be drawn to this matter as
soon as possible. Replies and further enquiries should be addressed to:
Miss Isabel K. Williamson,
5162 Belmore Avenue,
Montreal 29, P.Q.
who is Acting Solar Eclipse Co-ordinator in the absence of a permanent Co-
ordinator for this discipline.
R. V. Ramsay,
Standing Committee for Observational Activities
Solar Eclipse 1963 Announcement