Chester Astronomical Society is one of the world's oldest scientific societies going back to 1892.
It hosts public lectures by amateurs and professionals alike and arranges visits to sites of technical interest.
Monday 7 June 2021
Lecture - June 30th
The Stonyhurst College expedition to the total solar eclipse of 1914
Mr Graham McLoughlin, Preston AS
The total solar eclipse of 1914 August 21 had the misfortune of taking place at the beginning of World War I. Its central line crossed an area of eastern Europe that had been thrown into conflict only weeks earlier when Germany declared war against Russia on August 1.... This lecture promises to be a fascinating insight into the struggle of scientists to gather information against the background of a world war was erupting.
An online zoom talk for members, please let the chair know that you will attend and he will forward the zoom link: email@example.com