THE OBSERVER’S HANDBOOK for 1962 is the 54th issue. The section on lunar occultations has been expanded to include all the predictions made for the Canadian Stations by the British Nautical Almanac Office; occultations of stars of magnitude 7.5 or brighter are listed. Comments are requested concerning the increased value of this enlarged section.

The longitude of the central meridian of the planet Jupiter has been added for planetary observers; this has been prepared by Geoffrey Gaherty, Jr. Cordial thanks are offered to those who assisted in the preparation of this volume, to those who are named and to Barbara Gaizauskas, William Greig, Kulli Milles, Isabel Williamson, and Dorothy Yane. Special thanks are due to Gordon E. Taylor and the British Astronomical Association for the data on the planetary occupation and to Margaret W. Mayall, Director of the A.A.V.S.O., for the predictions of the times of maxima of the long-period variables and for the preparation of new maps for this section.

Our deep indebtedness to the British Nautical Almanac Office and to the American Ephemeris is thankfully acknowledged.

Ruth J. Northcott

PubType: 
Handbook
Year: 
1962
Month: 
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MonthNum: 
01
Whole Number: 
53
Pages: 
100
Author: 
WMacDonald