|Setting up the video recording camera in 1981 in Tasmania for the Annular Solar Eclipse|
Dr Alan Fiala attempted to verify the size of the Sun using Solar Eclipses. He was attempting to detect small changes in the solar diameter by timing eclipses and 'beads' from the North or South edge of the eclipse path.
During the eclipse in the USSR he attempted to deviate from the plans of our Soviet hosts. While he was not with our group where we set up, he did not make it to the edge of the path that time.
Alan Fiala's Eclipse Log
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