n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Finding the Blaauwberg Meridian Marker : Expedition, 5 December 2015 : news notes
|Article Title||Finding the Blaauwberg Meridian Marker : Expedition, 5 December 2015 : news notes|
|© Publisher:||Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA)|
|Journal||MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Dec 2015|
|Pages||272 - 274|
In support of the efforts to document the architecture of the Royal Observatory at the Cape, historic material has been made available in digitized form by Auke Slotegraaf. I was working my way through some of this when I came across the following on page iii in Astronomical Observations made at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, in the year 1875, under the direction of Edward James Stone, "The "meridian mark" referred to in Table III, is on an undulation immediately to the east of the mountain called Blaauw Berg, and is situated some 13 miles north of the Observatory. It is a pillar built up to serve as a permanent meridian mark for the 10 feet Dolland's Transit..."
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