2001, Zambia

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Eclipse Movies:

Fast-motion clips

1st camera (Quicktime, 31 seconds):
Low-bandwidth, 284 KB | High-bandwidth, 2.4 MB

2nd camera (Quicktime, 25 seconds):
Low-bandwidth, 276 KB | High-bandwidth, 2.0 MB

Real-time clips

1st camera (7 minutes):
Quicktime, 6 MB | Realplayer streaming

2nd camera (8 minutes):
Quicktime, 7 MB | Realplayer streaming


1st camera

2nd camera

Photo Series:

2001 Eclipse Expedition Team (40 photos)

Partial Phase Images (7 photos)

Prominence Images (6 photos)

Totality Series Images (6 photos)

Totality Images, Rotated (5 photos)


Press Release – June 21, 2001

Temperature, Humidity, and Light
Intensity Measurements at our site
by Alan Ridgeley, G. Grayer, D. Mehet,
and Brian Sheen (A&G June 2003,
pp. 3.35-36)

Acrobat file (.pdf)
Text file (.txt)

Excel file (.xls)


Roban Kramer’s Site
Roban Kramer’s Eclipse Experiments
IAU Solar Eclipse Page
David Hardy’s Astroart Page
Jonathan Kern’s Radial Filter Images
Getaway Magazine / Wild Frontiers 2001 Eclipse
Bob Yen’s 2001 Eclipse Page
Daniel Fischer’s 2001 Eclipse Page
EUMETSAT Page for 2001 Eclipse
Klipsi 2001 Eclipse Page
NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day – July 26, 2001
Juan Carlos Casado’s 2001 Solar Eclipse Gallery
Animated satellite views looking down from space

NASA Page for December 4, 2002 Eclipse
Total Solar Eclipse of March 29, 2006


1st camera, totality: Animated GIF, 1.5 MB
1st camera, totality and partial phases: Animated GIF, 2.7 MB

Animation of moon’s shadow over Africa, wide-angle: AVI, 3 MB
Animation of moon’s shadow, close-up: Quicktime, 1 MB

(created using RedShift 2.0)

Eclipse Images:

Click on thumbnail for full-size image
Composite of Williams College photos, by Wendy Carlos Composite of Williams College CCD images, by Daniel Seaton
© Wendy Carlos and Jay M. Pasachoff © Daniel B. Seaton and Jay M. Pasachoff
More Wendy Carlos images of the 2001 total eclipse

Click on thumbnail for full-size image







All images from the Williams College Eclipse Expedition 2001.


The undergraduate student participants were Daniel B. Seaton (Williams ’01), Gabriel B. Brammer (Williams ’02), Shoshana C. Clark (Williams ’02), Bethany E. Cobb (Williams ’02), D. Michael Gioiello (Williams ’02), Kathleen S. Gibbons (Williams ’03), Christopher D. Holmes (Williams ’03), Kristen L. Shapiro (Williams ’03), Misa Cowee (Williams ’01), Davie Stevenson (Williams ’04), and Roban Kramer (Swarthmore ’02, at Williams as a Keck Northeast Astronomy Consortium Summer Fellow). High school students Emily Babcock (then Drury High School, North Adams; now Connecticut College) and John Kildahl (then Mt. Greylock Regional High School, Williamstown; now Williams College) also participated.

Faculty and staff from Williams were Jay M. Pasachoff, Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy and Director of the Hopkins Observatory; Bryce A. Babcock, staff physicist and coordinator of science facilities; Stephan E. Martin, then supervisor of the Hopkins Observatory; Catharine B. Hill, provost, professor of economics, and an expert on Zambia; and James G. Kolesar, director of public affairs. Taking part as medical officer was Williamstown physician Paul E. Rosenthal. Other expedition staff included Jonathan Kern (Caltech’s LIGO Livingston Laboratory) and R. Lee Hawkins (Appalachian State University). Joining the team in Lusaka were scientists from Great Britain, India, Malaysia, Slovakia, and Venezuela.

The expedition was supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Geographic Society, the Keck Northeast Astronomy Consortium, the Massachusetts Space Grant Consortium, the Science Laboratories at Williams College, and the Safford Fund, Brandi Fund, and Rob Spring Fund at Williams.


Professor Jay Pasachoff ([email protected])
Williams College–Hopkins Observatory
33 Lab Campus Drive
Williamstown, MA 01267
(413) 597-2105; fax (413) 597-3200