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Not recommended for publication in Philosophical Transactions. Apologises for not producing a full report on the paper, as he has been 'so much pressed for the last week'. There is 'no room' for the paper in Philosophical Transactions.

Subject: Astronomy

[Published in Proceedings of the Royal Society, 1883].

Reference number
RR/9/186
Earliest possible date
23 May 1883
Physical description
Letter on paper
Page extent
3 pages
Format
Manuscript

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William Henry Mahoney Christie

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William Henry Mahoney Christie, Referee's report by William Henry Mahoney Christie, on a paper 'The principal cause of the large errors at present existing between the positions of the moon deduced from Hansen’s tables and observation: and the cause of an apparent increase in the secular acceleration in the moon’s mean motion required by Hansen’s tables, or of an apparent change in the time of the earth's rotation' by Edward James Stone, 23 May 1883, RR/9/186, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rr_9_186/referees-report-by-william-henry-mahoney-christie-on-a-paper-the-principal-cause-of-the-large-errors-at-present-existing-between-the-positions-of-the-moon-deduced-from-hansens-tables-and-observation-and-the-cause-of-an-apparent-increase-in-the-secular-acceleration-in-the-moons-mean-motion-required-by-hansens-tables-or-of-an-apparent-change-in-the-time-of-the-earths-rotation-by-edward-james-stone, accessed on 21 July 2024

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