Plaskett Report for November 1932

The month was unusually cloudy and wet. On 12 nights with 58.7 hours observing, 41 plates were secured. The thirteen-year average shows 12 nights and 85.2 hours.

Approximately 93 persons visited the observatory during  the month.

Director J.S. Plaskett continued computations for the determination of the direction to the gravitational centre of the stellar system with a determination of the radial component  of the stream motion of the Southern stars., Usual correspondence and administration duties.

Assistant Director W.E. Harper observed on 4 nights securing 22 plates. Measured for radial velocity 40. Gave one seminar talk for which some more German articles had to be translated. Also gave 2 outside addresses.

Wed, Nov 2, 1932 – 2 · Times Colonist (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) ·

Astronomer J.A. Pearce – whole time spent employed upon analysis of motions both radial and transverse of O and B type stars – with director. Gave one lecture – Victoria Centre, RASC.

Fri, Nov 4, 1932 – 14 · Times Colonist (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) ·

Astronomer C.S. Beals observed 3 nights obtaining 9 plates. Spent month largely working up into its final form data on contours of emission bands in Wolf Rayet stars and Novae. Gave one seminar talk.

Astronomer F.S. Hogg observed on 5 nights, obtaining 10 plates. Measured 11 plates for radial velocity. Measured 1 plate for wave lengths. Spectrophotometric measures of contour of lines and bands in 2 plates of Z Andromedae. Gave one seminar talk

Computer S.N. Hill did pphotometric measurement and reduction and related computational work on stellar spectra. Preparation of drawings for publication

Clerk-Stenographer L.M. Blake handled correspondence, accounts and general office work. Prood-reading and library assistance.

Astronomical Assistant T.T. Hutchison assisted in observing. Kept telescope in running order.