The Observatory Volume 22, Nos. 274-286

9781234260224: The Observatory Volume 22, Nos. 274-286
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...papers on cometary, stellar, and other observations. His reading was extensive on the early history of the science, and he published in 1882 a translation of portions (chapters xviii. & xxii.) of the 'Machina Celestis' of Hevelius. He studied the details of the course of discovery in the nature of Saturn's ring-system, and took part iu investigations initiated by Mr. Lynn, which resulted in showing that Cassini There is a Report on this telescope by a Committee of the R. A. S. in vol. ii. of the ' Memoirs,' p. 507. and not Ball was the first to detect the principal division in the ring. In 1882, also, favoured by the elevated position of Crowborough, he succeeded in observing the ingress of Venus on the Sun's limb at her transit over his disc on the 6th of December in that year, when the state of the sky over a large part of this country pr3vented the phenomenon from being visible, causing much disappointment at Greenwich and other places. But, careful and assiduous as were Mr. Prince's astronomical observations, he will be best remembered by the long and unbroken series of meteorological observations which he carried on, first at Uckfield, and afterwards at Crowborough, distributing annually an interesting summary of these. In 1871 he published a small volume on 4 The Climate of Uckfield and its Neighbourhood,' embodying the results of his observations, and in a second edition, which appeared in 1886, these are continued to the end of 1885, various remarks being interspersed on the natural history of the district. His last work, a literal translation of the 'Phsenomena' and 1 Prognostica' of Aratus, was printed for private circulation in 1895 (the latter portion had, however, already appeared in the first edition of the 'Climate of...

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