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    AN ASTRONOMICAL EXPEDITION FROM HARVARD.—A party, in charge of Prof. W. H. Pickering, will soon set out from Harvard College Observatory (says Astronomy and Astro-Physics) to establish an observing station somewhere in the State of Arizona, the principal object of the expedition being to observe Mars during the favourable opposition this year. The chief instrument to be conveyed to the site chosen is an eighteen-inch refractor by Brashear, the objective of which was exhibited at the Chicago Exposition. Mr. Percival Lowell, of Boston, who has generously provided the funds for the expedition, will accompany it as an observer.

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