The Observatory, Volume 24

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Editors of the Observatory, 1901 - Astronomy
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Page 454 - writ, Moves on : nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a line, Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it." We ought, at least, to take care not to overlook nor disregard any information which may have come down to us from those irrecoverable years.
Page 108 - now read be received and adopted, and that it be printed and circulated in the usual manner, together with the Report of the Auditors and the President's Address." The Address of the President will add another to the long series of important addresses which stand recorded in our Transactions and Proceedings.
Page 195 - Several of the later ones cannot be harmonized with Mr. Newall's periods of i6'8 or 4^2 days. It may not be out of place to call attention to the fact that
Page 291 - the North Pole"! My father met him shortly after boiling with indignation at Jeffrey's contempt of the North Pole. " Oh, my dear fellow," said my father, " never mind; no one minds what Jeffrey says, you know he is
Page 73 - A paper has been received from Mr. HC Plummer on a method of reducing occultations of stars by the Moon, together with the reduction of occultations observed on three occasions at the Liverpool Observatory. The paper is more suitable for being read at leisure than for reading here this evening. Two papers have been received from the
Page 63 - the reverse of this was indicated by the " known " class. In other words, an examination of the chemical origin of the lines most widened in sun-spots at maxima and minima periods showed that them is a considerable rise above the mean temperature of the Sun around the years of sun-spot maximum, and a considerable fall
Page 212 - to examination questions:— Aberration is a reflection or deviation from a straight line. Thus the Sun's rays fall on the Earth, and thence are reflected to the Moon, causing the appearance known as the " old Moon in the new Moon's arms.
Page 256 - what comes to the same thing, a shift of the foot of the perpendicular let fall from the centre of the object-glass upon the plate. Because if the tilt of the plate were at all considerable it would
Page 434 - promised to help with some measures made with the Cape heliometer ; and I had a letter from him the other day, in which he says that he finds it extremely difficult to make these measures. He does
Page 370 - inclined to think the finest since 1858),— and we could do so little with it. which grew sparser and thinner, until, two or three minutes before second contact, the entire eastern half of the sky was completely clear. I was watching the lessening arc of sunlight on the ground glass of the

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