§ MR. JOHN AIRD (Paddington, N.)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty if he will consider the desirability of issuing for sale to the public such astronomical photographs taken by the new Thompson refracting telescope at Greenwich as the Astronomer Royal may deem suitable for publication, notably the large photographs of the moon, as shown at the recent soirée of the Royal Society?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Mr. GOSCHEN, St. George's, Hanover Square)
The Question of the hon. Member has been for some time under consideration, and as soon as the necessary arrangements are made, the public will be given an opportunity of purchasing such photographs of scientific interest as the Astronomer Royal may think suitable for publication.