Second Meeting: 15th June, 1909.
Dr. Leahy, President, in the chair.
The Rev. Dr. Kennedy gave an address on “Recent Advances and Discoveries in Solar Research.”
The lecture was illustrated by astronomical photographs, including some taken at Meeanee Observatory.
The following resolution, moved by Mr. Hill and seconded by Mr. W. Dinwiddie, was carried by acclamation: “That the members of the Hawke's Bay branch of the New Zealand Institute desire to convey to the Very Rev. Dr. Kennedy their appreciation of the great services rendered by him to the cause of science in this district, and, whilst congratulating him upon his promotion to another field of labour, they regret his departure, as representing a serious loss to the community, especially in the astronomical and meterological work for which his observatory at Meeanee has become famous.”