Henrique Morize e o eclipse solar total de maio de 1919

Translated title of the contribution: Henrique Morize and the Total Solar Eclipse of May 1919

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This paper describes the role played by Henrique Morize in the organization of the Brazilian expedition that went to Sobral in the state of Ceará to observe the total solar eclipse of May 29, 1919. This description is justified by the emphasis given to the event by Morize himself. For the Brazilian astronomer, what really was at stake was to show that his institution could perform ordinary scientific tasks, which was not always the case with the National Observatory, since the support of the federal government was not regular. In order to support this interpretation, various documents such as letters, articles and statements from Morize and colleagues will be quoted, in particular the report on that event.
Translated title of the contributionHenrique Morize and the Total Solar Eclipse of May 1919
Original languagePortuguese
Article numbere20190135
Number of pages10
JournalRevista Brasileira de Ensino de Física
Issue numberS1
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Eclipse
  • Brazil
  • Pure science
  • Solar crown
  • National observatory


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