The Eclipse Expedition of the Creighton University to Washington Georgia
Rigge, William F., S.J.
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First Paragraph: Creighton University has contributed its share towards the scientific observation of the total solar, eclipse of May 28, 1900, so far as its means and circumstances permitted. As this great event occurred toward the end of the college year when its professors were unusually occupied with class duties and examinations, the Professor of Astronomy, the writer of the present account, was the only one who could be devoted to the work. Having invited the Professors of Astronomy of sister colleges to participate in the noble cause, Rev. Charles Charroppin, S.J., and Professor Aloysius Frumveller, S.J., of St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, and Professor William P. Quinlan, S.J., of St. Xavier College, Cincinnati, Ohio, recognizing Creighton’s initiative and its judicious selection of the site, freely offered a hearty cooperation. Washington, Georgia, was chosen as the place of observation, and the elegant little pastoral cottage attached to the St. Joseph’s Academy and Orphanage, the occupant of which had just died in a hospital in Baltimore, was placed at our entire disposal, and every facility was offered for our work.