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    WE are happy to state that a Commission appointed by the French Chamber of Deputies has reported favourably on the erection of a large observatory at Meudon, on the site of the Château which has been in ruins since the Franco-German war. The credit given is 690,000 francs, which will be paid in two instalments, 345,000 in 1878, and 345,000 in 1879. A large part of that sum, 390,000 francs, is destined for the construction of a large refractor, 250,000 francs are for the buildings, and 50,000 francs for the salary of M. Janssen, his assistants, and petty expenses during two years. The credit will be voted very likely nemine obstante.

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