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The Solar Eclipse of June 19, 1936


    AN old practice was revived on May 27, when a joint meeting of the Royal Society and the Royal Astronomical Society was held to receive reports on the expeditions organized by the Joint Permanent Eclipse Committee of the two. societies for the total solar eclipse of June 19, 1936. It was sad to observe that on this occasion the tradition by which the president of the Royal Astronomical Society sat facing the audience alongside the president of the Royal Society was allowed to lapse.

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