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In a detailed series of notes prepared to provide scientists throughout the world with a summary of progress made in astronomy during 1941, Bart J. Bok, associate professor of Astronomy attached to the College Observatory, enumerated all the important advances made in the science this year.

This includes work done by Harvard on two 24-inch Schmidt telescopes which will go into operation in the spring, one at the now Mexican National Observatory at Tonanzintla, Pueblo.

Bok specifically discussed scientific research in the fields of the Solar System, Astrophysics, the Milky Way and Galaxies, and ended his report with a general commentary in which he said that the effects of the war are beginning to be felt more and more in all the sciences, but particularly astronomy.

However, despite the exigencies of war, including the general censorship barriers, astronomers of all lands have kept alive international contacts.

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