The Observatory, Band 29


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Seite 123 - Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?
Seite 262 - This world was once a fluid haze of light, Till toward the centre set the starry tides, And eddied into suns, that wheeling cast The planets...
Seite 263 - Is this an hour For private sorrow's barren song, When more and more the people throng The chairs and thrones of civil power? 'A time to sicken and to swoon, When Science reaches forth her arms To feel from world to world, and charms Her secret from the latest moon?
Seite 9 - In the year 1888 there will be three Eclipses of the Sun and two of the Moon. I. A total Eclipse of the Moon, January 28 — 29, visible at Greenwich. First contact with the shadow takes place ftt gh. 30»!.
Seite 372 - A star is prefixed to the subject of research in the case of about a thousand of the biographical notes. These are the thousand students of the natural and exact sciences in the United States whose work is supposed to be the most important.
Seite 226 - being exact, several of the students did not forbear to whisper among themselves, that rather than there should be a mistake in the calculation, he sent up his soul to heaven through a slip about his neck.
Seite 54 - ... to 2000 feet, and then falling off again in some cases to 50 per cent, or less as the height increases. These values are lower than might have been expected over a tropical ocean. The increase is of the ordinary kind, but the maximum value occurs at a far lower elevation than is the case in £urope.
Seite 344 - ... difficult operation of base measurement, and the theodolites, for making the angular measurements, can now be obtained more precisely graduated and of a design altogether superior to the older forms. The general result of these improvements is that, while a much higher standard of accuracy can be realised, the rate of progress of such work has been increased in an even higher ratio. The work should be done by the Ordnance Survey Department, which is, it is believed, quite ready to undertake it...
Seite 246 - RGK Lempfert. This squall was first noted at Stornoway soon after midnight, and the last station in England to feel its effects was Hastings, over which it passed at about 4 pm The rate of progress was nearly uniform, though it increased somewhat in the south-east of the country, where the thunder and hail storms were most intense. The average speed of advance of the line of squall was about thirty-eight miles per hour.
Seite 61 - T suspect that the materials for a crucial test of the whole theory by means of these radial velocities are even now on hand in the ledgers of American astronomers — alas ! not yet in published form.

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