OBSERVATORY ANNOUNCES A DISCOVERY OF 156 NEW STARS

One hundred and fifty-six new variable stars have been discovered at the University Observatory in the course of recent observations, it was announced late last night by Professor Harlow-Shapley, director of the Observatory. The observations were undertaken by the Observatory staff in the effort to gather definite information regarding stars, hitherto only slightly known, and their findings have not hitherto been published anywhere. The remarkable success of the observations is largely due to the unusual visibility afforded by the Observatory's 18-foot Coude telescope.

It is thought, due to the fact that these stars are all located in constellations already known and charted,--Scorpio and Orphiuchus--, that the charts of the U. S. Naval Observatory at Washington, D. C., Will be considerably changed.