Science: Eclipse Day

Read a want ad in last week's newspapers :

See Sun's Eclipse Safely—Eclipse partial over all United States on afternoon, Aug. 31; total in New England; get eclipse data and mounted dark film for observing eclipse by sending a dime and a self-addressed stamped envelope to photographic department, Yerkes Observatory, Williamsbury, Wis.

Not only an opportunity for Yerkes Observatory to earn a few score unexpected dollars, the eclipse is a godsend to New England. The New England Council, regional business builder, began to advertise the eclipse in...

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