Reference numberRR/6/279
TitleReferee's report by William Huggins, on a paper 'On the physical constitution of the sun and stars' by George Johnstone Stoney
Date1 August 1867
DescriptionNot recommended for publication in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society'. Considers the paper to be made 'entirely of speculation' although some parts show ingenuity. Refers to work of Faye [Charles de la Faye?], John Herschel and Carrington [Richard Christopher Carrington?]. The author's theory on sun spot periodicity 'would probably be received with some doubt by astronomers'. The paper should be printed but is not sure if the publications of the Royal Society are a suitable medium. If the paper is considered too long for the Proceedings, the author should be asked to provide a full abstract. Suggests omitting the appendix.

Subject: Astronomy, Physics and Chemistry

[Published in the 'Proceedings of the Royal Society of London']
Physical descriptionLetter on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1867.0008 Vol.16 1868
Related records in the catalogueRR/6/280
Fellows associated with this archive
NA7376Huggins; Sir; William (1824 - 1910); astronomer1824 - 1910
NA8284Stoney; George Johnstone (1826 - 1911)1826 - 1911
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