|Letter from George Gabriel Stokes, Lensfield Cottage, Cambridge, to Charles Vernon Boys
|30 March 1900
|Stokes has made calculations on the radiant heat of the Moon and thinks that it might be detectable during an eclipse. Once he had his result he recalled having heard a lecture in which it was remarked that it did not seem to matter whether a bright or dark lunar surface was observed during a sweep of the Moon. He thinks it may have been Boys in 1890 but wonders if this is a false memory. Stokes muses on how curious memory is before stating that the total eclipse of November next year would be a good observing opportunity.
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|Stokes; Sir; George Gabriel (1819 - 1903)
|1819 - 1903