HC Deb 21 June 1888 vol 327 c820
MR. CROSSLEY (York, W.R., Sowerby)

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, If the Government has approved of the recommendation of the Astronomer Royal and the Board of Visitors of the Greenwich Observatory, made both in 1887 and 1888, that a photographic equatorial refracting telescope be constructed for the purpose of taking part in the international photographic charting of the heavens; and, whether orders have been given for the construction of such an instrument?


The recommendation of the Astronomer Royal is under the consideration of the Government. There has been considerable delay owing to the necessity of having to refer twice to the Observatory at the Cape of Good Hope with regard to their requirements, it having been decided that the expenditure for the two stations should be considered together.