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Volume 16, 1883
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Orservatory.

The time-ball is still dismounted, but hourly signals are given by galvanometer to the Telegraph Department and at the Museum. No change has been made in the Observatory during the year, except that Mr. T. King kindly undertook the meridian observations at a time when both Archdeacon Stock and myself were absent from Wellington. The principal work of the year was the observation of the transit of Venus on the 7th December, 1882, for which purpose I established a temporary observatory at Clyde, in Otago, at the request of Colonel Tupman, R.E., the officer in charge of the British Expedition. The account of my observations has been already published (“Eighteenth Museum and Laboratory Report, 1883,” Appendix L, p. 13).