oa MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - The sun's distances
|Article Title||The sun's distances|
|© Publisher:||Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA)|
|Journal||MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jun 1941|
|Keyword(s)||Celestial distance, Density, Diameter, Earth's radius, Mass, Observed aberration, Solar parallax, Surface area, Velocity of light and Volume|
In his last annual report the Astronomer Royal stated that ""It is clear that the final value of tho solar parallax derived from the observations of Eros in 1931 will be nearer 8"".79 than 8"".80"". This means that the Sun's distance is nearer 93,000,000 miles than 92,900,000 miles, the latter being the distance used at present for all computations.
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