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The Peruvian Eclipse Expedition

 Collection
Identifier: Film Collection no. 253

Scope and Contents

Filmed during the Hayden Planetarium-Grace Peruvian Eclipse Expedition, 1937. Charles H. Coles, head of the AMNH photographic department, was the official photographer and seized the opportunity to make this film on his own time. George Clyde Fisher, curator of astronomy at the AMNH-Hayden Planetarium, led the expedition. The film opens with a train traveling up the Peruvian Andes toward the summit camp and views of the Andes. The staff visits the Huancayo market where the natives sell foodstuffs, blankets, wool, and animals. The trip continues up to Cerro de Pasco which is 14,600 feet above sea level. Here the staff sets up telescopes and William H. Barton, associate curator of the AMNH-Hayden Planetarium and executive officer of the expedition, checks the camera driving clock; each member of the expedition staff is shown. The film ends on June 8, 1937, with footage of the solar eclipse and the effects it has on the atmosphere.

Dates

  • 1937

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

Not available through interlibrary loan. Contact AMNH Library Special Collections for terms of access.

Extent

1 Film Reel (13 minutes) : silent, color ; 16 mm.

1 Videocassette (U-Matic (13 minutes)) : silent, color ; 3/4 in.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

3/4 in., U-Matic, viewing copy

General

Original format: 16 mm. print.

General

http://libcat1.amnh.org/record=b1140380

General

William H. Barton, Jr., and Charles H. Coles, photographers.

Title
The Peruvian Eclipse Expedition, 1937
Author
Iris Lee
Date
2018
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Research Library Special Collections Repository

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