The chief new features of the Handbook for 1938 are a map illustrating the standard time belts in the United States and Canada and two tables of meteorological data which are printed this year on the third page of the cover. The four small star maps which first appeared in 1937 necessarily contain comparatively few objects. Four circular maps 9 inches in diameter, roughly for the seasons, are obtainable from the Director of University Extension, University of Toronto, for one cent each. Observers desiring fuller information are recommended to obtain Norton’s Star Atlas and Reference Handbook (Gall and Inglis, price 12s 6d; supplied also by Eastern Science Supply Co., Boston). It is now in its sixth edition and is widely used.
In the preparation of this volume the Editor has received cordial and generous assistance. He wishes to thank those whose names are mentioned in the text, also Messrs. Gordon Shaw and Robert Peters of the Victoria Centre; but he is under special obligation to Dr. F. S. Hogg and Miss Ruth J. Northcott, M.A., of the David Dunlap Observatory.
Richmond Hill, Ont., December 1937.
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