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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 Archaeological mine, antiquarian nuggets relating to Kent by A.J. Dunkin

Archaeological mine - 1855 - 418 pages
...observatory, for the express purpose, as the warrant of the first Astronomer Royal expressed it, "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" Flamstead...
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Memoirs of the Life, Writings, and Discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton, Volume 2

David Brewster - 1855 - 584 pages
...then called, was commanded "to apply himself forthwith, with the utmost care and diligence, 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 of places for the perfecting the art of navigation/'2...
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Our home islands [by T. Milner, Volume 3

Thomas Milner - 1857 - 328 pages
...determined to establish a national observatory, for the purpose, as the royal warrant expressed it, of 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." The...
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Nelsons' guide to the environs of London

Nelson Thomas and sons, ltd - 1858 - 80 pages
...was deemed necessary to found a National Observatory, " to rectify," as the warrant expressed it, " 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." It was...
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Annual Meetings: Proceedings Etc.]

British Association for the Advancement of Science - 1860 - 156 pages
...its founder and those who 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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Notes and Queries

1860 - 568 pages
...with the most exact care and diligence to the rectifying the Tables of the Motions of the Heavens and Places of the fixed Stars in order to find out the...Longitude at Sea for the perfecting the art of Navigation. " That the said Dr. Bradley did continue to receive the said yearly Salary, being the same which had...
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Address ... on the Presentation of the Gold Medal to Professor Hansen, for ...

Robert Main - 1860 - 52 pages
...accordingly, in the warrant of the first Astronomer Royal, his duty is defined to be, — " to rectify the tables of the motions of the heavens and the places of the fixed stars, in order to find out the so -muchdesired longitude at sea, for perfecting the art of navigation." You all know this, Gentlemen,...
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Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 20

1860 - 394 pages
...accordingly, in the warrant of the first Astronomer Royal, his duty is defined to be, — "to rectify the tables of the motions of the heavens and the places of the fixed stars, in order to find out the so-muchdesired longitude at sea, for perfecting the art of navigation." You all know this, Gentlemen,...
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Report of the ... Meeting of the British Association for the ..., Volume 30

British Association for the Advancement of Science - 1861 - 602 pages
...its founder and those who 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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The North American Review, Volume 101

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - 1865 - 686 pages
...with the utmost care and diligence to the rectifying the tables of the motions of the heavens, and places of the fixed stars, in order to find out the...at sea, for the perfecting the art of navigation." The labors of the earlier Astronomers Royal, extending through nearly a century, were finally crowned...
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