THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY: EVERYDAY LIFE AT THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY, GREENWICH, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1945
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A scientist at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, waits for a break in the clouds to take a photograph of the sun, using a haliograph. According to the original caption, this has occurred daily, weather permitting, since 1873 and "the photographs are measured to obtain the areas and positions of the spots and other markings on the Sun, thus providing a continuous records of the Sun's activity".