Edited by C.A. Chant.
Seventeenth Year of Publication.
The Handbook for 1925 is somewhat larger than those issued in the last few years, a table containing the most important information regarding some 260 of the brighter stars being added. This was prepared by Mr. W. E. Harper, of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, Victoria, B.C. There is also an account of the total eclipse of the sun of January 24, 1925, by Mr. R. M. Motherwell of the Dominion Observatory, Ottawa.
Descriptions of the constellations and also star maps are not included, since fuller information is available in a better form and at a reasonable price in many publications, such as: Young’s Uranography (72c.), Norton’s Star Atlas and Telescopic Handbook (10s. 6d.), Olcott’s A Field-book of the Stars ($1.50), or McKready’s A Beginner's Star Book ($5.00).
In the preparation of this Handbook the Editor has been assisted by the two gentlemen named above, by Mr. J. P. Henderson, M.A., of the Dominion Observatory; Mr. J. H. Horning, M.A., of Toronto; and his colleague Dr. R. K. Young, of the University of Toronto.
Toronto, December, 1924.