The Observatory

Editors of the Observatory, 1908

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Seite 319 - We see it as Columbus saw America from the shores of Spain. Its movements have been felt, trembling along the far-reaching line of our analysis, with a certainty hardly inferior to that of ocular demonstration.
Seite 249 - Behind him cast; the broad circumference Hung on his shoulders like the moon, whose orb Through optic glass the Tuscan artist views, At evening, from the top of Fesole, Or in Valdarno, to descry new lands, Rivers, or mountains, in her spotty globe.
Seite 335 - If I may be permitted to do so I should like to make a statement and ask some questions to develop the necessity for these items as emergencies.
Seite 178 - Wilson's scientific work was recognized by his election as a Fellow of the Royal Society...
Seite 330 - Le plus riche de tous les savans, et probablement aussi le plus savant de tous les riches.
Seite 9 - IN the year 1908 there will be three Eclipses of the Sun and one of the Moon. I. — A Total Eclipse of the Sun, January 3.
Seite 289 - There is a great comet. I want you to assist me. Come to dine and spend the day here. If you can come soon after one o'clock we shall have time to prepare maps and telescopes. I saw its situation last night, — it has a long tail.
Seite 330 - ... remotest regions, as now a pair of boots to ride a journey. And to confer at the distance of the Indies, by sympathetic conveyances, may be as usual to future times, as to us in a literary correspondence.
Seite 87 - ... for the problem of the rivers is becoming acute. The growing populations of the great towns are tapping the upper waters and diverting the water from its natural channels, and at the same time they are polluting the lower courses with the waste of the factories and the streets. Toll is taken all along the banks of industrial streams for raising steam and carrying on the multitudinous processes of manufacture. There is sometimes anxiety as to whether the waterways can be kept sufficiently supplied...
Seite 443 - The Report of the Scrutineers of the Ballot for the Election of the Council was read to the Meeting. The Report declared that the following were duly elected a COUNCIL FOR THE ENSUING YEAR.

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