The exhibition entitled ‘First Romanian Astronomical Expedition. Total Solar Eclipse. April 16, 1893’ will be opened on Friday at the headquarters of the Romanian National Library, according to an announcement made by the Special Collections Service of the host institution, Agerpres informs. Conceived by the National Library in partnership with the Astronomical Institute of the Romanian Academy, the exhibition includes 37 images selected from the 74 existing in the picture album of the international astronomical expedition launched in Senegal, dated back in April 1893. The maker of the pictures and of the journal-album was Nicolae Coculescu (the founder of the first Astronomical Observer in Romania), a direct participant in the extraordinary scientific mission.