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Explore the timeline of historical total solar eclipse expeditions, dating back to 1851 – the date the first photograph of a total solar eclipse was taken.
Alternatively, explore the history through an interactive map, showing the multinational and geographically diverse efforts to observe solar eclipses, often being in locations subject to colonial rule during the dominance of empires.
Click Here to see the scientific work carried out and completed at St Andrews
Discover some of the questions that solar scientists have yet to answer.
Frequently asked questions on the science of and observing solar eclipses.