The draft report was adopted with one or two minor alterations.
The Commission discussed the points mentioned in section 12 in the report, “desiderata for future work.”
1.Dr Shapley promised to consider the possibility of using the Bruce telescope for the Durchmusterung of the southern areas, going down to magnitude 18.5 approximately.
2.The President asked Dr Jackson’s opinion about the possibility of observing the meridian positions of the standard stars of the southern areas from —30° downward at the Cape observatory.
Dr Jackson’s objection to such work was on account of the faintness of these standard stars. The whole southern sky from — 30° to the south pole will be repeated photographically with the wide angle lens.