Monday, 20 April 2009

Friday April 20, 1894

Savile Comee meeting at 5.45

William Christie, Astronomer Royal

Mr Plummer here to determine longitude of Bidston

Frank Dyson, Chief Assistant

RH says..... Christie continues with the social side of the Astronomer Royal's post, at the Savile Club, while Dyson was back working with William Plummer of Liverpool Observatory, as he had at the beginning of the year. Christie's report to the Board of Visitors in June 1894 recorded that when Plummer had been at the ROG from the 1st to the 9th of January, “cloudy weather prevented observations" but that when he "again visited Greenwich from April 20 to May 2" he "secured observations on six nights with the small transit in the Transit Pavilion for comparison with the transit-circle observer".

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