Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Friday December 14, 1894

L1150-015 Lantern Slide, showing the form of a 'typical sunspot' by Langley, c.1880s © NMMR.A.S. meeting. Eclipse Comee 2.30, Photo. Comee 3.15, Council 4-6.15.
Mr Crisp came down to arrange about roof & dome of Altaz. building.

William Christie, Astronomer Royal

RH says..... The RAS council meeting included a contribution by Frederick Howlett, a rector and astronomer dedicated to the study of sunspots. This caught my eye as I have recently been looking at the history of solar observation for a display called 'Solar Story' opening at the ROG in January. This will coincide with a new planetarium show, Secrets of the Sun, and the ROG's contribution to a citizen science project working with the data of the STEREO mission. It is a good opportunity to highlight the work of Maunder and the observatory's magnetic department.

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