Lake (originally caled Poison Springs) Meteorite discovered
about 2 miles south of Oregon border by three hunters, one
of whom had learned about meteorites from Linsley.
29 Apr 1939
party led by E.G. Linsley and H.H. Ninniger relocate meteorite.
04 May 1939
finally excavated using equipment from Chevron Oil Co. It
arrives at Chabot at 2 A.M. on 6 May on way to Golden Gate
International Exposition. Weighs in at 2573 pounds. It was
exhibited for a week then on Monday taken to the U.C. exhibit
in the Science Bldg. at the Golden Gate International Exposition
painted as a WPA project. Al Leach Sr. added diaphragms
added. (There had been one at a time of 1906 EQ).
from C.A. Federer Jr. to EGL that EAA will probably be west
coast headquarters of Amateur Astronomers League of America.
09 Jun 1945
Day is celebrated; solar viewing through Leah and daytime
planet viewing through Rachel.
John Westfall becomes youngest
EAA member at age of 7.
02 Nov 1946
votes to join Amateur Astronomers League.
13 Jun 1947
date of Earle G. Linsley's retirement, Chabot Observatory
closed. (School groups continue to come on Tuesday afternoon.)
07 Aug 1947
of Ed resolution #6154 willingness to turn over Observatory
to Park Dept.
Supervisor Edna Hansen and Maurice Phelan give programs
for school groups two nights a week.
07 Nov 1947
Dr. Odell gives approval for continued use by EAA as in
the past and for an annual convention.
Attorney decides that Observatory cannot be transferred.
06 Dec 1947
13 Dec 1947
has first public night since Observatory closed. 200 people
attend. Linsley gives his lecture twice.
17 Apr 1948
withdraws from AL effective 18 June.
17 Apr 1948
starts solar laboratory and solar system classes under Mrs.
A.S. (Natalie) Leonard.