Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 45; Volumes 1884-1885

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Priestley and Weale, 1833
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Page 200 - WACKERBARTH (FD) Music and the Anglo-Saxons, being some Account of the Anglo-Saxon Orchestra, with Remarks on the Church Music of the 19th Century. 8vo, 2 plates, sewed.
Page 194 - The Prize is to be awarded to a Graduate of the University, who is not of more than three years' standing from admission to his first degree when the Essays are sent in, and who shall produce the best English Essay "on some moral or metaphysical subject, on the Existence, Nature, and Attributes of God, or on the Truth and Evidence of the Christian Religion.
Page 262 - That this universal day is to be a mean solar day ; is to begin for all the world at the moment of mean midnight of the initial meridian, coinciding with the beginning of the civil day and date of that meridian ; and is to be counted from zero up to twenty-four hours.
Page 126 - September next will be the southern part of the north island and the northern part of the south island of New Zealand, where the eclipse occurs early on the morning of the gth, civil reckoning.
Page 283 - ... miles per second as due to the star. The difference of this estimate, which is probably below rather than in excess of the true amount, from that which I formerly made may be due in part or entirely to the less perfect instruments then at my command. At the same time, if Sirius be moving in an elliptic orbit, as suggested by Dr. Peters, that part of the star's proper motion which is in the direction of the visual ray would constantly vary*.
Page 152 - I will say that in my judgm'. they are good, so far as they go; but they do not go far enough if intended as a basis of a political organization separate from existing parties.
Page 230 - College Observatory. Besides the usual self-recorded meteorological and magnetic phenomena, which have suffered no interruption from the changes made at the Meteorological Office, the astronomical results are more numerous than in previous years. The Sun has received the most attention, in order that the rapidly changing phenomena of its surface may be studied with the greatest accuracy. A paper on this subject was read at the meeting of the American Association at Philadelphia. Two hundred and eighty-one...
Page 263 - That the Conference expresses the hope that the technical studies designed to regulate and extend the application of the decimal system to the division of angular space and of time shall be resumed, so as to permit the extension of this application to all cases in which it presents real advantages.
Page 125 - Annals, Vol. XIV. The last columns give the number of stars in each of the charts, and the corresponding number of stars contained in the same portions of the Durchmusterung. Stars suitable for standards must next be selected by the help of the charts. The light of these stars should then be measured in as many different ways as possible. The Committee will be much indebted for aid that may be rendered them in this portion of their work. The early publication of the charts now becomes a matter of...
Page 279 - In 1841 Doppler showed that since the impression which is received by the eye or the ear does not depend upon the intrinsic strength and period of the waves of light and of sound, but is determined by the interval of time in which they fall upon the organ of the observer, it follows that the colour and intensity of an impression of light, and the pitch and strength of a sound, will be altered by a motion of the source of the light or of the sound, or by a motion of the observer, towards or from each...

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