Science: Tin Can Party

Astronomers are as proud of the number of total solar eclipses they have witnessed as railroad conductors are of the gold service stripes on their sleeves. Dr. Samuel Alfred Mitchell, director of the Leander McCormick Observatory, University of Virginia, who has been looking at the skies for 32 years, has the great totality total of 15 min. (six eclipses) to his credit. He has had to travel 90,000 mi. to do it. Had he attended every instance of the sun's darkening since 1900 he would have a grand total of 68.1 min. and might...

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