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The Latitude of Athens1

Nature volume 85, page 56 (10 November 1910) | Download Citation



IN the volume referred to below M. Eginitis describes the varied activities that exercise the staff of the National Observatory of Athens and of the smaller institutions that his zeal has called into existence and made to yield results useful to science, both as regards seismology and meteorology. It seems not a little strange to find well-remembered names like Thebes, Sparta, Naxas, Samos, and many others famous in the past, figuring in this list, and playing a new rôle by contributing climatic oobservations made on approved lines with modern instruments. Of the last mentioned of these stations, that on the island of Samos, the author remarks, “malheureusement, elle a été complètement détruite, le jour du bombardement de cette ile, en 1908, par la flotte turque,” recalling a struggle which seems more in keeping with its ancient history than its effort to accumulate meteorological observations.

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