On the 29th May 2019 it was the 100th anniversary of the total solar eclipse that helped to support Einstein's General Theory of Relativity.
The 13-inch lens used to photograph this historic eclipse in Brazil on the 29th May 1919 still forms part of our working telescope that is housed in Dome D; The 13-inch Astrographic Refractor.
The lens taken to the island of Principe in west Africa is on display in our Domes of Discovery Exhibition in Dome F.
The Centre celebrated the event with a week of activities supported with funding from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). The grant from STFC also supported an exhibition telling the story of the solar eclipse. This exhibition is on display in Dome B and can be viewed by visitors when The Centre is open.