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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 eclipse expedition

Photographed
This photograph is of the scientific expedition led by Walter Gale to Stanthorpe in Queensland to view the 1922 solar eclipse. Here we see Gale and members of his team with their instruments.

The scientific community used this opportunity to confirm Einstein's prediction that light passing the sun would be bent by gravity, by 1.76 seconds of arc. As a result a number of eclipse expeditions made their way across Australia in August 1922. For more information see the attached theme 'Eclipse …

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 eclipse expedition 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 27 October 2021, <https://ma.as/382076>

Wikipedia

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