Eclipses in Historical Perspective (1984-1985)

Presentation Date: 

Tuesday, March 20, 1984


Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, Chicago, IL

Smiths Illustrated Astronomy--Eclipses

The fascination and fear of eclipses revealed through early books and artifacts.  Emphasis on the use of eclipses to test both basic and complex scientific theories, including the earth's roundness and Einstein's General Theory of Relativity.

See also: 1980s