It’s Eclipse Day!
Washington University faculty, staff, and students have enjoyed and explored eclipses in the past, too.
A total solar eclipse occurred on January 1, 1889. Washington University sent the director of the WU Observatory and faculty to California’s Sacramento Valley to view and document the eclipse.
University Archives has the report from this event, as well as other past eclipse material, in the following collections:
- Washington University Observatory Collection
- Francis E. Nipher Papers (WU Physics Professor)
- William H. Roever Collection (WU Alum and Astronomy Professor)
- Arthur Holly Compton Personal Papers (WU Physics Professor and Chancellor)
For more information, please see the article “Eclipse Chasers and New Planet Tracers”