all through the year, a larger angle with the horizon than here, and where there are clearer skies, & a more transparent atmosphere. As such conditions are commanded by some of the magnetical and meteorological observatories which owe their existence to the honourable exertions of the Royal Society of London; and as the species of phenomenon and observation is one that belongs eminently to those departments, - we might expect erelong, to enjoy to enjoy much more intimate & exact knowledge of the laws and re<s>ve<\s>lations of this wondrous and exten= =sive member of the Solar system, if the Royal Society was to give its testimony that the phenomenon was one of a nature worthy of scientific investigation; as well as that all that has been done hitherto, is insufficient, except for mere approximative purposes, and has been labouring under geographical disadvantages, which need not by any means continue to shackle observation in the present day. signed) C.<u>Piazzi Smyth<\u> 1. Hillside Crescent, Edinburgh March. 25. 1848.
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- Charles Piazzi Smyth
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Attempt to apply instrumental measurement to the Zodiacal Light , 1840. From The Royal Society, AP/30/18