n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Miscellany

Volume 66, Issue 9_10
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



The following is an extract from an actual letter to Richard Thorburn Ayton Innes (1861-1933), the first director of the Union Observatory, Johannesburg, written by Herbert Hall Turner (1861-1930), Savilian Professor of Astronomy at Oxford. The person quoted was Sir David Gill (1843-1914), His Majesty's Astronomer at the Cape and one of the greatest observational astronomers of his time.

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