2022 events

Sat 23rd 11:00-11:45
Venue: 
Online

1922 Total Solar Eclipse: proof of Einstein's theory of general relativity in Australia

Toner Stevenson

Sydney City Skywatchers

In 1922 amateur and professional astronomers flocked to observing sites on both sides of Australia to observe a spectacular total solar eclipse. In this illustrated presentation I will explain how and by who Einstein's Theory of general relativity was indisputably proven, exploits of adventurous amateur astronomers and why this matters a century later.