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STRENUOUS efforts have been made to secure that the arrangements for the observation of the total solar eclipse of August 19 shall be adequate. “A large number of astronomers,” says the Times of the 15th inst., “will be distributed along the central line, fully equipped with instruments suited to the particular work they intend to do. The Russians themselves have most energetically organized a very complete set of observations, meteorological and otherwise, at widely-distant stations, viz. Krasnoyarsk in Siberia, Perm in the Ural Mountains, and Viatka in Central Russia; while Prof. Mendeljew goes to Pavlovsk, near St. Petersburg; Prof. Bredichin, of the Moscow Observatory, to Kineshma; and Dr. Podsolnotschnaja will be stationed near Tver. Several foreign astronomers will also visit Russia, and have received very hospitable treatment at the hands of Prof. Struve and the other Russian authorities. From England, Dr. Copeland, of Lord Crawford's Observatory, and Father Perry, of Stonyhurst, have accepted an invitation from Prof. Bredichin to two members of the Astronomical Society, and have already joined him at Kineshma; and Mr. Turner, from the Greenwich Observatory, will occupy a station selected by Prof. Struve. Prof. Young and Prof. M'Neill, from America, have gone to Tver; and two other American astronomers will also make observations. Prof. Tacchini and Dr. Riccò, from Italy, have gone to Viatka; and two German delegates and one French have also been sent.” We may add that there will be an American photographic and spectroscopic station in Japan.

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