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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 50

Work Done in the Observatory

Work Done in the Observatory.

During the past year, in addition to the usual drill given to students of [unclear: As] my in the use of the instruments, and the accommodation of many visitors, [unclear: the] sets of observations on twenty pairs of stars were made for the rigorous [unclear: determination] of the latitude of the Observatory. The instrument used was a large [unclear: Ze] Telescope belonging to the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey.

Observations on sun spots, comets, and the usual observations for time [unclear: have] made.

Extensive preparations were made for observing the transit of Venus, [unclear: which] eurred Dec. 6, 1882, but the sky was obscured here by dense clouds during whole time of the transit.

Telegraphic announcements of astronomical discoveries are now sent [unclear: to] Observatory by Prof. E. C. Pickering, Director of Harvard College Observatory