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    Naturevolume 57pages3536 (1897) | Download Citation



    THE COMING TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN.—We must congratulate the British Astronomical Association on the energy they have displayed with regard to the coming eclipse in India. We hear that, in addition to the three official expeditions, a fourth, but unofficial, expedition under their auspices will be sent, and that no less than twenty-six observers have come forward to take part in it. It must not be forgotten that considerable expense is attached to such undertakings, and so large a number of observers shows that the general interest taken in such an event is very considerable.

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