The Solar Parallax

  title={The Solar Parallax},
  author={Simon Newcomb},
IF Mr. Proctor had printed in full my memoranda on the errors and imperfections of his history of the solar parallax, or if he had said nothing about it, I should have said nothing more in defence of my review. But, in NATURE of September 28, he gives so inadequate an account of my notes, hiding the point of the most remarkable of his inaccuracies, and ignoring the imperfections entirely, that I am compelled in self-defence to explain. In describing the various discussions of the Transit of…