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Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009
Goldendale Observatory, Goldendale, WA:
The larger dome houses the 24.5" cassegrain scope pictured here.
 
Goldendale is part of astronomy history.  On June 9th, 1918, Goldendale was in the direct path of a total eclipse of the sun.   Astronomer William W Campbell, the director of the Lick Observatory traveled to Goldendale to photograph the eclipse and the surrounding stars, to verify Einstein's theory of relativity.   Careful measurement of the surrounding stars would indicate if their light was slightly deflected by the Sun's bending of space.  Unfortunately, it was mostly cloudy.....with only a small window around the sun.  The photographs were inconclusive.
 
In 1922, the theory was confirmed by English astronomer, Arthur Eddington, Campbell and others.
 
 


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Comments:
On 12/31/09 at 01:11pm Barry wrote:
Thanks, Miquel. Happy New Year to you. I am enjoying your images.

On 12/31/09 at 01:00pm Miquel wrote:
Amazing drawings! Thanks for sharing them! Happy New Year!



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