To photograph and map out the entire heavens—to search, with the camera the profoundest depths of space—to bring to light all the heavenly bodies far beyond the vision of the most powerful telescope—to tabulate and catalogue millions of stars—is the stupendous task which the International Astrographic Congress set itself to perform when it convened in Paris, April 16, 1887. The work of this Congress is nearly completed, and already sections of the star charts are being printed and sent to the eighteen different observatories interested in the undertaking.
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