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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 Twentieth Century, Volume 98

1925 - 1090 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 the so much-desired longitude of places for the perfecting the art of navigation....
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The American Review of Reviews, Volume 72

1925 - 708 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 the so much-desired longitude of places for the perfecting the art of navigation....
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Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland

Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland - 1919 - 1178 pages
...European astronomy of his day, nor understood that its purpose was practical and scientific ; for " the rectifying the tables of the motions of the heavens, and the places of the fixed stars . . . for the perfecting the art of navigation"; not for providing the means for astrological fortune-telling....
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Winning Without Thinking

Nick Mordin - 2002 - 650 pages
...Flamstead had been commissioned by King Charles II to apply "...the most exact Care and Diligence to 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 at Sea, for perfecting the art of navigation." Although...
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Isis, Volumes 4-6

George Sarton - 1924 - 700 pages
...to develop the first method which led to the creation, in 1675, of the Greenwich Observatory (« for rectifying the tables of the motions of the heavens and the places of the fixed stars so as to find the so-much desired longitude of places for perfecting the art of navigation »}. The...
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Nature, Volume 36

Sir Norman Lockyer - 1887 - 674 pages
...which appears to come within the terms of the Royal Warrant directing the Astronomer-Royal 'to rectify the tables of the motions of the heavens and the places of the fixed stars.' "The appointment.of a clerk, which has presumably received the sanction of the Admiralty, will, when...
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Journal of the Royal United Service Institution, Volume 34

1890 - 1156 pages
...Observatory was founded to help to remedy these defects. The instruction to Flamsteed was to rectify the tables of the motions of the heavens and the places of the fixed stars. Flamsteed made a large star catalogue, and many observations on the moon and other bodies, and the...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 91

1850 - 628 pages
...Observatory : his title in the warrant is ' our astronomical observator;' and his duty is ' to rectify 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 at sea, for perfecting the art of navigation.' The...
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Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 48

Henry Mills Alden, Frederick Lewis Allen, Lee Foster Hartman, Thomas Bucklin Wells - 1874 - 932 pages
...those of the Greenwich Observatory, as expressed in tho royal warrant of tho astronomer, " to rectify the tables of the motions of the heavens and the places of the fixed stare, in order to find out the so-much desired longitude at sea, and perfect the art of navigation."...
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