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The Hong Kong Observatory

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1. IT was found to be impossible to select a suitable site for the new Observatory near the city of Victoria, as the mountains shut off from view a large section of the southern sky, extending up to 25 of altitude. It is for the same reason impossible to determine the direction and velocity of the wind accurately near the town. Besides it is likely that the ferruginous rocks would deviate the plumb-line, not to mention the magnetic needles.

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