Russian Astronomy Resurgent


    A TELEGRAM from Moscow gives the news that the Astronomical Council of the Academy of Sciences of the U.S.S.R. has already made a start on the task of rebuilding those Russian astronomical institutions which have suffered at German hands. Plans are being made both for the reconstruction of wrecked observatory buildings and for the design of new ones. A workshop under the direction of Prof. D. D. Midsutov, builder of the telescope with all-spherical surfaces, has been organized for the design of instruments and construction of scale models. The rebuilding of Poulkovo Observatory will begin in the near future: the new buildings, especially that which will house the great refractor, are designed to meet all the requirements of modern astronomical technique.

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