The Heart of the Great Alone: Scott, Shackleton and Antarctic Photography
Taking occultations
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RCIN 2580071

Taking occultations

June 1915

Frank Hurley

Presented to King George V, 1917

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The physicist Reginald James (1891–1964) and Captain Frank Worsley (1872–1943) took advantage of the clarity of the Antarctic darkness to ‘take occultations’ during the winter months. More