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Volume 48, 1915
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Astronomical Section.

Seven meetings were held and the following papers were read (4th November, 1914) “Magnetism of the Sun,” by Rev. I. von Gottfried, “Ball's Theory of the Great Ice Age,” by Mr. R Grlkison (by arrangement with the Dunedin Astronomical Society) (5th May, 1915) “Note ‘on Kappa Crucis,” by Mr A C Gifford, M A, F R A S; “Recent Astronomy,” by Rev P Fairclough (by arrangement with the Dunedin Astronomical Society). (2nd June, 1915) “Solar Radiations,” by Rev I. von Gottfried, “Spectra of Helium and Hydrogen,” by Professor E Marsden D Sc (7th July, 1915) “The Seasonal Variations in the Duration of Twilight,” by Professor D M Y Sommerville, M A, D Sc, F.R.S.E. (4th August, 1915) “Southern Variable Stats,” by Mr C. J Westland, F.R A.S. (1st September, 1915) “Some Engineering Problems of Mars,” by Mr W S La Trobe, M A (6th October, 1915) “Some Points in the Theory of Optical Instruments,” by Professor E Marsden, D Sc.

At the annual general meeting (6th October, 1915) the following officers for 1916 were elected: Chairman—Mr. C G G Berry; Hon. Member of Section—Miss Mary Proctor, F R A S, Vice-Chairmen— Mr. C. P. Powles, Professor E Marsden, D Sc, and Mr C J Westland, F.R A.S.; Committee—Mr G Hogben, C M G, M A, F G S, Mr E Parry, B.Sc., M I E E, A M Inst C E, Professor D M Y Sommerville, M A, D Sc, F R S E, Dr. C M Hector, B.Sc, Mr. A C Gifford, M A, F R A S, Mr. W S La Trobe, M A, Captain G Hooper, Director and Curator of Instruments—Mr C. J Westland, F R A S, Hon Treasurer—Mr C P Powles, Hon Secretary—Mr. E G Jones, B A