Memoirs of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 48; Volume 1884

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Priestley and Weale, 1885 - Astronomy
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Page 434 - The Royal Astronomical Society of London voted him, in 1848, a Testimonial " for his Researches in the Problem of Inverse Perturbations, leading to the discovery of the planet Neptune.
Page 183 - With any approximate answer to these questions we should probably be able to determine the law of absorption of star-light in space, and be provided with the data at present wanting for determining with more precision the constant of precession...
Page 433 - Reduction of the Observations of Planets, made at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, from 1750 to 1830.
Page 437 - NOTES THE Council of the Royal Astronomical Society have awarded their gold medal to Dr. W. Huggins for his researches on the motions of stars in the line of sight and on the photographic spectra of stars and comets. The presentation takes place at the annual meeting next month. This is the second time that Dr. Huggins has received the medal, he having, in 1867, in conjunction with the late Prof. Miller, received it for his researches in astronomical physics. THE will of Mr. George Bentham, who died...
Page 185 - ... determining with more precision the constant of precession and the amount and direction of the solar motion in space. And who can predict what hitherto unknown cosmical laws might reveal themselves in the course of such an investigation? It is important to consider whether such a scheme of research is one that can be realised in the immediate future, or one that can only be carried to completion by the accumulated labours of successive astronomers. I have very carefully considered this question...
Page 411 - Faculte des Sciences de Paris pour obtenir le grade de docteur es sciences physiques.
Page 221 - Catalogue of 1098 Standard Clock and Zodiacal Stars, prepared under the direction of Simon Newcomb.
Page 432 - ... Paramatta, founded by LieutenantGeneral Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane. The Computation made and the Catalogue constructed by Mr. W. Richardson. London. 1835Quarto. In February 1828, at the Annual General Meeting of the Royal Astronomical Society of London, Sir Thomas was presented with the Society's Gold Medal, for his establishment. of an Observatory, and for an important series of observations made at Paramatta. Transactions, voL iii. p. 399. The Address delivered on that occasion by the President...
Page 431 - Venus, and closes with a list of persons to whom the medals or testimonials of the society have been adjudged.

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