Aspects of Astronomy


    AT the anniversary meeting of the Royal Astronomical Society on February 11, the gold medal of the society was presented to Prof. Friedrich Küstner, director of the Royal Observatory, Bonn, for his catalogue of stars, his pioneer determination of the aberration constant from motions in the line of sight, and his detection of the variation of latitude. In his address as president of the society, Sir David Gill described the valuable work done by Prof. Küstner in each of these directions. He prefaced his remarks by saying:—

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    Aspects of Astronomy . Nature 82, 463 (1910).

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