G. Riggsbee's scientific contributions

Publications (2)

Conference Paper
Wadesboro, North Carolina was the site of choice for observing the total solar eclipse of 1900 May 28. According to a regional newspaper, "the town was full of professional and amateur observers and telescopes of all sorts and sizes." And indeed it was. Four major expeditions (Yerkes, Smithsonian, Princeton, and the BAA) were dispatched to Wadesbor...
Conference Paper
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One of the first committees of the AAS was formed by George Ellery Hale to organize preparations for the solar eclipse visible across the southeastern United States on 28 May 1900. Hale attempted to coordinate the efforts of all American astronomers who planned to travel to observe the event, so as to maximize the useful scientific data. Observers...