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The Great Eclipse of 1869

August 29, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Contact:
Burlington Public Library
Phone:
319-753-1647
Location:
Burlington Public Library

Former Burlington mayor Jerry Rigdon - also an amateur astronomer and historian - discusses the Great Eclipse of August 1869 on its 150th anniversary. On August 7, 1869, scientific observations of the eclipse were made at Burlington as part of an expedition organized by Philadelphia's Henry Morton.

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