Realm of Science January 20th 1913
Rigge, William F., S.J.
MetadataShow full item record
First Paragraph: The latter part of November the Observatory was honored by the presence of G. D. Swezey, professor of astronomy in the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. As he was on the point of replacing his own small and portable transit by a larger and fixed instrument, he wished to make a fair trial of the Creighton transit in order to see what an instrument of its size and mounting could do. He accordingly made a thorough examination of every detail, and asked such questions as only an expert could ask. It was a great pleasure to see him at work, and there never was even a momentary misgiving, as there is almost constantly with students, of his inadvertently turning the wrong screw or in any other way failing to get out of the transit all it was capable of doing. He was delighted not only with the excellence of the transit and that of its accessories, the chronograph and the clocks, but also with the many practical conveniences that are so essential to the best results.