Saturday, 2 May 2009

Wednesday May 2, 1894

Mr Plummer left, having completed his obsns for personal equation with the portable Transit in the Transit Pavilion.
Meting of Solar Eclipse Comee at the R.A.S. at 3 & 4. Royal Society Soiree.

William Christie, Astronomer Royal

RH says..... This event at the Royal Society - one of their regular soirees or conversazione - was reported in the journal Nature on 10 May 1894 (which, unfortunately, you can only see if you or your institution subscribes - which mine does not). This fantastic image illustrating a Royal Society 'gentleman's conversazione' is from the Daily Graphic in 1890. See more here.

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