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In the great Lick refractor it looms up a vast, flaming. ubles through which the human brain must perforce proJect Itself to gather even enough material whereon to hang a theory and start a controversy. No wonder we seek high plateaus and remoter crags to mitigate this hardship; but a thous ~n~ hPelions piled on Ossas, even could mortal man survive the C:Ig t, would no more than soften the sentence: it would in no ~Ise set the prisoner free. So, after all, there is compensation In ~odest equipment) humble housetops and lowly open spaces, leaving to providence and a good imagination the fulfilment of Our d,~eams of spacial conquest and "the evidence of things not seen.

000 times water; and surface gravity, 35000 Earth·s. A man 01' this eigJ--th-mag. star would weigh over 2600 tons' Sirius and its companion "presents facts which, as Campbell says, 'we are at present powerless to explain.... Aitken ~ 061818 Sp. bin. Mag. 9. Spc. Bl. 6yrs. 7-8. Sep. 5. t\141 064320 Naked-eye Cl. Truly imposing, even ,,1-1- ~Ith low power. Ruby central star. Probably faintest obJ~ct recorded in classical antiquity-Aristotle, B. C. 320. 4 almost due s from Sirius. : 1-'-3 2° f, another gorgeous grouping.

A. IX Castor -7 4- Chari 8 - B Richest region of the zodiacal" Twins," a dazzling exploration field for the gem-hemter. -8 I J- 1- GEMINI: 50" -9 10' VIII I ~ •3-. - a~~ *, AN s C HI. 6 ~ * -7 'ro yor -S M -3 7- o YII 55 50 454035 30 25 20 15 10 5 10' 98- CHAnT s - c CULMINATION 9 P. • FEB. 28 -6 of l' OR -2 -1 -O· CANIS MI OR: Chart 8- C " The Lesser Dog" is a compact asterism, lying almost wholly b~tween these Hrs.. bounded on the sOuth by the Celestial Equator. Many worthies to look up. ~ 072208 Mag.

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