National Geographic : 1932 Nov
Photograph byCapt. A.W.Stevens WHEN SCIENTISTS TOOK TO NEW ENGLAND PASTURES This aerial view shows the Lick Observatory Station, to the left, and the University of Michigan Expedition Camp, with itshuge camera, like a giant caterpillar rearing its head from the field. These "tourist-camp observatories," like many others, have valuable instruments ofgreat delicacy; so they are roped off to keep out casual spectators. Railways halted trains to avoid jarring apparatus during theeclipse observation period. Near this site, at Fryeburg, Maine, was the Georgetown College Eclipse Expedition Observatory. The National Geographic Society's ground station was located just across the New Hampshire border, on Mount Black Cap, while Capt.A.W. Stevens was flying more than five miles above areas of both States to obtain his remarkable aerial views.