SAO Expedition to Sumatra for Eclipse

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Summary

The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory makes an expedition to Solok, Sumatra to observe a total eclipse of the sun that occurred on May 18, 1901. The expedition left Washington, D.C., on February 5 and arrived in Sumatra on April 11. Unfortunately, on the day of the eclipse the sky was very overcast and the sun could barely be seen.

Subject

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the Year 1901. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1902, p. 124.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

May 18, 1901

Topic

  • Solar eclipses
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Observatories
  • Astrophysics
  • Astronomy

Place

Sumatra (Indonesia)

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