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THE PROGRESS OF SCIENCE

THE PROGRESS OF SCIENCE

THE ATLANTA MEETING OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE

The meeting at Atlanta was unusually pleasant for those who were able to be there. This is likely to be the case when the association meets at a distance^ from the larger scientific centers, for both the trip and the place are interesting and the welcome is cordial. Thus, for example, the name of the governor of the state is often on the program of the opening meeting, but he usually finds himself unable to be present on account of official business, whereas at Atlanta the governor and Mrs. Slaton gave a reception to the members at their home. At smaller meetings of the association, such as those at Denver, New Orleans and Atlanta, the members are not only likely to see more of their local hosts, but also to be more intimately thrown together outside the rooms of their meetings. As a matter of fact the meeting at

 

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Dr. Frank Schlesinger,
Vice-president for Mathematics and Astronomy, director of the Allegheny Observatory.