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Eclipse 2017

On Monday 21 August 2017, a solar eclipse was visible across most of the United States for the first time in a century. To celebrate, curator Ali Boyle shared a short history of eclipses and a few favourite objects from our collection.

On Monday 21 August 2017, a solar eclipse was visible across most of the United States, with a partial eclipse seen in the UK, Europe, South America and Africa.

To celebrate, curator Alison Boyle shared a short history of eclipses and a few favourite objects from our collection in a Twitter tour.