Speaker's Night: The 1979 Total Solar Eclipse

1979 Total Solar Eclipse at Gimli Airport
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Forty years ago, the Toronto Centre mounted an expedition to observe the February 26, 1979 total solar eclipse from Gimli, Manitoba. Before organized tours to see eclipses were readily available, the Toronto Centre organized their own trip - with two chartered aircraft which left early eclipse morning and returned to Toronto later that day. The trip organizer, Michael Watson will review the circumstances of the eclipse and the efforts required to organize the expedition. A slide/audio presentation of the day trip was produced back in 1979. A newly edited video of the slide show, edited and produced by Randy Attwood, will be shown for the first time.

Talk starts at 7:30pm, socializing at 7:00pm.

Who can attend: Everyone
Fee: Free
Registration: Not required
Organized by: RASC - Toronto Centre
Location: Ontario Science Centre (follow the signs to the RASC meeting)