Our Astronomical Column


    Calendar Reform. A note in this column on June 6 referred to the widespread opposition to any break in the continuity of the seven-day week. An article by Mr. L. C. W. Bonacina in the Evening Standard of May 29 goes too far, however, in the opposite direction in resisting all reforms. One of his main points is the sentimental association of certain old traditions with the present months. But it may be pointed out that many, of these associations have already been broken by the change of style. Before the change the hawthorn flowered early in May; now it seldom does so till after the middle of the month. Again, the old rhymes:

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    Our Astronomical Column. Nature 127, 951 (1931). https://doi.org/10.1038/127951a0

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