Science: Abbot of Smithsonian

Abbott of Smithsonian

The Smithsonian Institution of Washington, D. C., chose last week a new secretary (i.e., commander-in-chief), Dr. Charles Greeley Abbot. Technically, he is an astrophysicist. To a few laymen, he is known as the man who has spent his adulthood studying the sun. Why? Because he wishes to forecast weather, weeks or months in advance, by discovering what the gases around the sun have to do with its heat radiation; also to find some feasible means of harnessing the sun's energy in man-made machines.

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