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Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Volume 35-36; V. 1874-1875 (Paperback) Loot Price: R699
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Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Volume 35-36; V. 1874-1875 (Paperback): Royal Astronomical Society

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Volume 35-36; V. 1874-1875 (Paperback)

Royal Astronomical Society

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 Excerpt: ...Director being M. P. M. Hell; it was rebuilt on the same illadapted site in the years 1826-27, under the direction of M. T. T. von Littrow, the father of the present Director, and was adapted and equipped by him to meet M far as possible the requirements of a modern Observatory; but even at that period the surrounding buildings mnst have greatly militated against satisfactory astronomical work. The present Director, M. C. von Littrow, repeatedly ured upon the Austrian Government the desirability of removing the National Observatory to a more favourable position, and ultimately, in 1873, obtained the sanction of the Minister of Public Instruction (K. von Stremayer) for the building of an Observatory idapted in every respect to the present state of astronomical toience. Before deciding on the plan and equipment of the new Observatory, the Austrian Government wisely adopted the suggestion of M. von Littrow, and sent Prof. B. Weiss, First Assistant of the Observatory, to visit the public and private Observatories of Bngland and America, and the workshops of the instrumentmakers in these and continental countries. From information thus gathered it was determined to ask the Government for a refractor of about 26 inches aperture as the principal instrument of the new Observatory; this necessitated a dome of 42 feet internal diameter, and formed the startingpoint in the consideration of the general plan of the Observatory, which has been ably worked out by the architect, M. F. Fillner, under M. von Littrow's direction. The site of the new Observatory is admirably chosen three miles to the north of the centre of the city: it consists of a plateau of between 14 and 15 acres, at an elevation of about aoo feet above the mean level of Vienna. The new Observatory is 330 ...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: Royal Astronomical Society
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 282
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-90044-6
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-130-90044-4
Barcode: 9781130900446

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