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P3549-187 Photograph, silver gelatin print, Walter Gale and the British Astronomical Association eclipse expedition, mounted, paper / card, photographer unknown, Goondiwindi, Queensland, Australia, used by Sydney Observatory, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1922. Click to enlarge.

Photograph of Walter Gale and the British Astronomical Association 1922 eclipse expedition

Photographed
This photograph is of the observing expedition led by Walter F Gale to Stanthorpe in southern Queensland to view the 1922 total solar eclipse. Here we see Gale (third from left) and members of his team with their instruments.

A few years earlier Einstein had predicted that light passing close to the Sun would be deflected by gravity, by an angle of 1.75 seconds of arc at the Sun's limb. This was first measured by teams led by Frank Dyson and Arthur Stanley Eddington during the total solar …

Summary

Object No.

P3549-187

Object Statement

Photograph, silver gelatin print, Walter Gale and the British Astronomical Association eclipse expedition, mounted, paper / card, photographer unknown, Goondiwindi, Queensland, Australia, used by Sydney Observatory, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1922

Physical Description

Photographic print, mounted, Walter Gale and the British Astronomical Association eclipse expedition, card / silver / gelatin, used by Sydney Observatory, Stanthorpe, Queensland, Australia, 1922

A black and white photograph mounted on cardboard. The photograph shows a group of men from the British Astronomical Association standing around a telescope and two cameras. Walter Gale is the third man from the left. Bush and hills can be seen in the background. There is a tent behind the group of men.

Marks

In blue pencil on the back of the mount 'To Goondiwindi / Walter Gale 3rd from left'. In lead pencil '1/120 / 1922 eclipse'.

Dimensions

Height

253 mm

Width

303 mm

Production

Photographed

Notes

The photograph was taken on 22nd September 1922 in Goondiwindi, Queensland during the British Astronomical Associations eclipse expedition.

Cite this Object

Harvard

Photograph of Walter Gale and the British Astronomical Association 1922 eclipse expedition 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 26 June 2022, <https://ma.as/382076>

Wikipedia

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