News | Published:

Astronomical Telescopes

Nature volume 158, page 764 (23 November 1946) | Download Citation

Subjects

Abstract

PROF. HLASKETT delivered his presidential address February 8, 1946, to the Royal Astronaeal Society, taking Astronomical Tele-scopes as his subject; the address has now been pH (Mon. Not. Boy. Astro. Soc, 106, 1, 80). He has been a tendency for some time to be flfcle the observational work that can be carried out at observatories in Britain, and some have even expressed the view that in the interests of efficiency the university observatories should be closed down. Others, while not quite so extreme in their attitude towards British climatic conditions, have suggested that if money for new telescopes should become available in Britain, these telescopes should be erected in some more or less remote part of the Commonwealth where better observing conditions prevail. Prof. Plaskett believes that these views are fundamentally wrong, and submits an alternative view under a number of headings; a brief outline of his proposals follows.

About this article

Publication history

Published

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1038/158764a0

Authors

    Comments

    By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.

    Newsletter Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing