Sessional Papers of the Dominion of Canada Volume 25, No. 3

Sessional Papers of the Dominion of Canada Volume 25, No. 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...Nautical Adviser and commander of the Fisheries Protection Services by Order in Council ofthe 1-ith October last. The onice of the Deputy Superintendent of the Meteorological Service has been abolished. MAGNETIC OBsnavA'roarEs. The annual reports of the Director of' the Magnetic Observatory at Toronto and the Observatories at Quebec, Kingston, Montreal and St. John, are attached to the report on the Meteorological Service. The sum of $4,275.17 was expended on the magnetic observatory at Toronto, and $500 for each ofthe observatories at Kingston and Montreal. The total expenditure on account of the Meteorological and Observatory Services the past nscal pear amou fted to $62,457.10. Dnrnaiiinsrioa or THE TRUE LONGITUDE or Moaranm.. The accurate determination of longitude is a matter of very great importance, and is necessary for the construction of reliable hydrographie and other charts. Our knowledge of the positions of all points in Canada have hitherto depended on the longitude determinations made by the Government of the United States and Harvard College Observatory. The McGill College authorities have, for some time, entertained serious doubts respecting the longitude of' Montreal, as determined in the past, and as better means for transatlantic determinations are now available than at the time when the American work was performed, it has been considered most desirable that an independent Canadian determination of longitude, should be made by direct connection of Montreal and Greenwich. The Astronomer Royal at Greenwich and the authorities at McGill College have been in correspondence on the subject through the High Commissioner for Canada. The Board of Visitors to the Royal'Observatorv, Greenwich, ...
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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236741625
  • 9781236741622