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Glass Negative - Solar Eclipse, probably Vavau Tonga, 1911 Image Reg. No: MM 030431

Summary:
Melbourne Observatory and Victorian Government Astronomer Pietro Baracchi led an expedition organised by the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science to view a solar eclipse at Vavau, Tonga on 29 April 1911. The party comprised astronomers from Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth observatories. Although the weather was cloudy, 45 photographs were taken during the eclipse. This negative was probably taken during the expedition.
Description Of Content:
Photo of solar eclipse. Probably taken during solar eclipse experidition to Vavau, Tonga, on 29 April 1911.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Victoria: Local Government Department Office of Trade Measurement (formerly Weights & Measures Branch)
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: eclipses
Themes this item is part of: Eclipse Expeditions from Melbourne Observatory, Melbourne Observatory Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: ASTRONOMY
Secondary Classification: Research
Tertiary Classification: observational photographs
Format: Glass Negative: Black & White
Place & Date Made: Vavau, Tonga, 29 Apr 1911

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