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Volume 48, 1915
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Astronomical Branch.

Six meetings were held during 1915, and the following papers and addresses were read. (25th May) “Cosmological Hypotheses,” by Mr. R. T A. Innes (communicated by Mr. J. W. Milnes): (22nd June) “Everyday Phenomena of Astronomy,” by Professor D J. Richards, M.A.; “The Value of a Little Knowledge of the Sun,” by Rev. A. M Dalrymple, M.A.: (27th July) “The Beginning of Worlds,” by Mr. R. Gilkison; (24th August) “An Explanation of some Meteorological Phenomena,” by Professor R Jack, D.Sc (21st September) “Some Astronomical Phenomena,” by Professor D. J. Richards, M.A (26th October) “Atmospheric Refraction,” by Mr. W. T. Neill.

At the meeting of the 26th October the annual report was read and adopted, and the following officers for 1916 were elected: Chairman—Mr. R Gilkison; Vice-Chairman—Professors J. Park, D J Richards, and R. Jack; Hon. Secretary—Mr. J. Bremner; Committee—Messrs H Brasch, J. W Milnes, W T Neill, W S Wilson, and Dr P D. Cameron.