This talk is the first of a series in which Professor Turner will tell of the monstrous shadows cast by the planets on our earth. The chief instance, of course, of a shadow's becoming visible is a total eclipse of the sun, such as occurs on June 29 this year, when the shadow of the moon travels across the 'ground before our eyes. Professor Turner winds up this series on the eve of the total eclipse.
THIS is the third of a series of talks wherein the attractions, for holiday purposes, of various regions at home and abroad are being passed in review for the benefit of those listeners who have not yet made up their minds where to go. The Austrian Tyrol is a lovely country of sun and snow, lofty peaks and rich valleys, mountain streams and mountain flowers.
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DAME CLARA BUTT
THE BAND OF H.M. GRENADIER GUARDS
Conducted by Lieut. GEORGE MILLER
(By special permission of the Commanding
Officer, Col. SERGISON-BROOKE)
Relayed from HYDE PARK.
Dame CLARA BUTT
Land of Hope and Glory Jerusalem
IN the days when belief in the supernatural was more prevalent than it is now, dogs were the centre of innumerable superstitions. Strange dog; were met with on lonely moors, or weird bnyings were heard on the hills at night, and men thought that these mysterious. uncanny beasts must embody the souls of men and women working out their salvation, or of infants who died unbaptizod. Mr. Edward C. Ash is very learned in these matters — his recently-published book, called ‘Dogs, Their History and Development,’ was a magnificent and monumental work that seems likely to become the standard authority -and he will tell tonight of some of the strangest of these beliefs, of other times and of our own.
The subject of eclipses is very much to the fore just now. As that rare event in England, a total eclipse of the sun occurs this June, the day after Professor Turner gives the last of this series of talks. In it he will discuss eclipses of the sun and moon. and of Jupiter's satellites, as well as transits of Venus and some of the eclipsing stars. He himself has been Savilian Professor of Astronomy in the University of Oxford since 1893, and is a past President of the Royal Astronomical Society.
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