Astronomy and Astro-Physics Volume 8

Astronomy and Astro-Physics Volume 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...St. Louisans should endow an astronomical Observatory here, deserved more attention than it seems to have rewived. The excellent work done by the St. Louis party in the eclipse expedition shows that we have astronomical ability here of the highest order, only it needs encouragement. I suggest first the formation ofan Astronomical Society to awaken an interest in the subject, and I should be glad to receive the addresses of any who, like myself, arc students of the " sublime science," and would like to come together and see what can he done in the line of your excellent suggestion. The Great Telescope for Los Angeles, Cal. The following note was taken from the Aha California of Feb. 28, 1889: The great telcscolie which it is proposed to put upon Wilson, s Peak, near Los Angeles, will perhaps not be built. Alvan Clark, who was invited there by the trustees of the Universitv of Southern California to look over the ground and consider the practicability of the scheme, made a favorable report and named a price ol less than $200, ooii to erect a 40-inch lens instrument and necessary accessories. But that offer was not accepted. There is not much more than S2OO.OOO available to spend upon the entire Observatoiy, and the purchase of the telescope is not more than half the expense. Mr. Clark lelt Los Angeles without an order, and the scheme will probablv never be carried out. The Chamberlin Observatory. The building for this Observatory will be begun in a few weeks; it is to be situated six miles from the heart of Denver, on a plat of ground containing two blocks. It will be constructed of lava stone; the length is 65 feet, and the extreme depth 45 feet. A steel dome, 37 feet in external diameter, and having its summit 45 feet above the ground, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 162 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236501969
  • 9781236501967