To the Editor of the " Evening Maii..'> Sib, — Can you inform me why the neighborhood of this place has been overlooked as a station fpr observing the transit of Venus ? Upon the last occasion it was splendidly visible here when obscured in other parts of New Zealand, as might have been expected, as we record about two fine days to one in most other parts of New Zealand. Are those from whom advice on such matters is usually sought purposely silent as to the well known advantages of the place merely from latent jealousy of Nelson? Surely the interests of science should not suffer by such pettifogging. It may not be too late to send here an observer from Burnham to be ready to avail himself of the better chances of clear weather than at that station. I am, &c, SUNSHINE.
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