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Les Progrès récents de l'Astronomie (1908)

Nature volume 82, page 336 (20 January 1910) | Download Citation

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EVERYONE interested in the progress of astronomy will welcome the appearance of Prof. Stroobant's annual summary of a year's results, and 1908 was by no means a barren year. Hale's discovery of the Zeeman effect in the solar spectrum, the Flint Island eclipse, the Lowell Observatory observations of the planets and their spectra, the discovery of J viii by Melotte at Greenwich, and the preliminary comet campaign provided by the appearance of 1908 III, are all reviewed in a fashion at once comprehensive and clear. The omissions are few, but we regret to find no mention of the McClean expedition to Flint Island. Four plates illustrate various researches, and the tables of results will be found useful for reference. Although each result appears under a general and a special heading, the addition of an index to this small volume would, we believe, enhance its value.

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