Reading Nature, Observing Science: Examining Material Practices in the Lick Observatory Archives and Kenneth S. Norris PapersMain MenuIntroduction to the Lick Observatory ArchivesThe Lick Observatory: Imaging the CosmosThe Lick Observatory: Eclipse ExpeditionsEclipse Intro page (first in a path)Introduction to Kenneth S. Norris PapersKenneth S. Norris Papers: Natural History in PracticeKenneth S. Norris Papers: Pedagogy and ConservationConnections: In Relation to NatureThese images demonstrate the different constructions of nature in the two archivesConnections: Materials of ObservationVisualization of the ConnectionsVisualizes the connections between all the contentReading Nature, Observing ScienceCaptions and information for the cases of objects on display at UCSC Special CollectionsAlex Moore6cd84a9f7efd71803c15562e48a509db9e0bb5a6Christine Turkb279a3dcf419860f915007f04f08e6fc0f8662ceDanielle Crawford22ce6a14f83c9ff73c3545a665951a092258f08e
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1media/UA36/UA36_Bx461_FryeburgSolarProminences006.jpg2016-05-03T10:04:24-07:00The Lick Observatory: Eclipse Expeditions10Eclipse Intro page (first in a path)plain2016-05-15T11:14:48-07:00Between 1889 and 1932 the Lick Observatory astronomers conducted 17 expeditions across 6 continents to observe and photograph eclipses. These expeditions strove to answer the following questions: What is the solar corona? Why does the sun have a corona? Can General Relativity be proved? And, are there other planets or unknown bodies revolving around the sun?
John M. Schaeberle designed a 40ft portable telescope that was used in different configurations for the majority of these expeditions. To defray costs, the Lick relied on volunteers in each location to assist with the setup and manipulation of the telescope and photographic equipment. During this time, the Directors of the Lick saw the documentation and analysis of eclipses as a core contribution of the Lick to the field of astronomy, both in attempting to answer the questions posed above, but also simply to record and archive the eclipses for posterity.