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Recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. Suggests that prior to future expeditions to view solar eclipses, if sponsored by the Royal Society, the observer must report to the Council that the instruments have been fully tested for their intended purpose.

Subject: Astronomy

[Published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1889]

Reference number
RR/10/4
Earliest possible date
28 June 1887
Physical description
Letter on paper
Page extent
4 pages
Format
Manuscript

Creator name

Charles Pritchard

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Charles Pritchard, Referee's report by Charles Pritchard, on a paper 'Total eclipse of the sun observed at Caroline Island, on 6th May, 1883' by William de Wiveleslie Abney, 28 June 1887, RR/10/4, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_10_4/referees-report-by-charles-pritchard-on-a-paper-total-eclipse-of-the-sun-observed-at-caroline-island-on-6th-may-1883-by-william-de-wiveleslie-abney, accessed on 23 July 2024

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