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This Issue's Winning Astrophoto!2006 Solar Eclipse Expedition in the Sahara Desert — Photo by Patrick MacDonaldTaken 2006 March 29 in the heart of the Sahara Desert in Libya with a Canon EOS 20D just after asuccessful viewing of the solar eclipse. Members of the expedition organized by the RASC TorontoCentre gather around the Eclipse Expedition Banner, upon which is recorded all the places it hasbeen taken for solar eclipses. Two members, Marvin Goody, and myself (kneeling), Patrick McDonald,have adapted aspects of local dress to cope with the climate.I have been with the Toronto Chapter of the RASC for many years. My main focus is variable stars,but I have travelled to six solar eclipses and one transit of Venus, though not always with the RASC.I am semi-retired from teaching; other interests include playing the bagpipes, cycling, and chess.

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