Reference numberCD/48/16
TitleStatement regarding the Astrographic Charts of the Perth Observatory, by Herbert Hall Turner
Date21 February 1903
DescriptionNotes the'imperial obligation' to come in aid of the Australian Government. Notes that the Oxford Observatory [where Turner works] has received £1000 from the Government Grant Fund in aid of the work on the [International] Astrographic Chart, but that the Australian Observatories need funds for it too. Notes that Perth Observatory came to the scheme under pressure to fill the place of a defaulter [an observatory that backed out of the work]. Notes that all of the French observatories working on the scheme are given £1500 at least each for the work from the French Government. Discusses how the measurement of the [astronomical] plates from Perth could be done cheaply in England, and shows the economy of the matter. Discusses probable costs.
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NA1105Turner; Herbert Hall (1861 - 1930)1861 - 1930
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