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" our astronomical observer" at a salary of £100 per annum, his duty being "forthwith to apply himself with the most exact care and diligence to the rectifying the tables of the motions of the heavens and the places of the fixed stars, so as to find out... "
Journal - Page 311
by Royal Institution of Cornwall - 1891
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The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal, Volume 12

1825 - 470 pages
...were commanded, " That they should apply themselves, with the utmost care and diligence, to rectify the tables of the motions of the heavens, and the...places of the fixed stars, in order to find out the so-much desired lo'ngitude at sea, for the perfection of the art of navigation." And a series of men,...
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A System of Astronomy: On the Principles of Copernicus

John Vose - 1827 - 262 pages
...and his successors, " That they should apply themselves with the utmost care and diligence to rectify the tables of the motions of the heavens, and the...much desired longitude at sea, for the perfecting of the art of navigation." The British parliament, in the year 1714, offered a reward for the discovery...
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The Nautical Magazine: A Journal of Papers on Subjects Connected with ...

1835 - 910 pages
...of our Ordnance." apply himself with the most exact care and diligence to the rectifying the tablet of the motions of the heavens, and the places of the fixed stars, so as to find out the so-much-desired longitude of places, for perfecting the art of navigation ; our...
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Report of the ... and ... Meetings of the British ..., Volume 30, Part 1860

British Association for the Advancement of Science. Meeting - 1861 - 604 pages
...founder and those vrho inaugurated its first proceedings. The duty assigned to it was " to rectify the tables of the motions of the heavens and the places...find out the so much desired longitude at sea, for perfecting the art of navigation ;" and gloriously has it executed its task. For two centuries it has...
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A Compendium of Astronomy: Intended to Simplify and Illustrate the ...

John Vose - 1834 - 230 pages
...and his successors, " that they should apply themselves with the utmost care and diligence to rectify the tables of the motions of the heavens, -and the...much desired longitude at sea, for the perfecting of the art of navigation." In 1714, the British parliament offered £10,000 for the discovery of longitude,...
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An Account of the Revd. John Flamsteed, the First Astronomer-royal: Compiled ...

Francis Baily - 1835 - 770 pages
...arts, our astronomical observator, forthwith to apply himself with the most exact care and diligence to the rectifying the tables of the motions of the heavens, and the places of the fixed stars, so as to find out * Probably the letter alluded to in the note in page 33. the so much-desired longitude...
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Quarterly Review, Volumes 55-56

1836 - 1184 pages
...hundred pounds, and instructions ' forthwith to apply himself with the most exact care and diligence to the rectifying the tables of the motions of the heavens, and the places of the fixed stars, so as to find out the so-much desired longitude of places, for the perfecting the art of navigation,'...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 55

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle), George Walter Prothero - 1836 - 602 pages
...hundred pounds, and instructions ' forthwith to apply himself with the most exact care and diligence to the rectifying the tables of the motions of the heavens, and the places of the fixed stars, so as to find out the so-much desired longitude of places, for the perfecting the art of navigation,'...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 55

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle), George Walter Prothero - 1836 - 602 pages
...hundred pounds, and instructions ' forthwith to apply himself with the most exact care and diligence to the rectifying the tables of the motions of the heavens, and the places of the fixed stars, so as to And out the so-much desired longitude of places, for the perfecting the art of navigation,'...
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Supplement to the Account of the Revd. John Flamsteed, the First Astronomer ...

Francis Baily, John Flamsteed - 1837 - 96 pages
...utmost care and diligence " to the rectifying the tables of the motions of the heavenly bodies and places " of the fixed stars, in order to find out the so much desired longitude at sea. " That the Doctor did so apply himself as was required of him, and that with " consummate skill and...
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