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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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Annual Report of the Secretary of the Navy

United States. Navy Department - 1877 - 364 pages
...his warrant of office "to apply himself with the most exact care and diligence to the rectifying of the tables of the motions of the heavens and the places...fixed stars, in order to find out the so much desired longitnde at sea for perfecting the art of navigation ;'' and the present Astronomer Royal, Sir George...
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Popular Astronomy

Simon Newcomb - 1878 - 628 pages
...duty of the incumbent was declared to be " to apply himself with the most exact care and diligence to the rectifying the Tables of the Motions of the Heavens,...at Sea for the perfecting the Art of Navigation." The reward above referred to was ultimately divided between an astronomer, Tobias Mayer, who made a...
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Reports of Committees: 30th Congress, 1st Session - 48th Congress ..., Volume 1

United States. Congress. Senate - 1878 - 1080 pages
...hie warrant of office " to apply himself with the most exact care and diligence to the rectifying of 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 the present Astronomer Royal, Sir George B. Airy, has repeatedly...
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Congressional Serial Set

1878 - 706 pages
...his warrant of office "to apply himself with the most exact care and diligence to the rectifying of 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 the present Astronomer Royal, Sir George B. Airy, has repeatedly...
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The Book of Days: A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1883 - 866 pages
...— ' forthwith to apply himself, with the most exact care and diligence, to the rectifying the table of the motions of the heavens, and the places of the fixed stars, so аз to find out the so much-desired longitude of places for the perfecting the art of navigation."...
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Old and new London: a narrative of its history, its people and its places ...

George Walter Thornbury - 1880 - 672 pages
...Observator," and enjoining him " forthwith to apply himself with the utmost 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 Greenwich.] THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY. 213 the so-much-desired longitude of places, for...
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The United States Government: Its Organization and Practical Workings ...

George N. Lamphere - 1880 - 310 pages
...hundred times ; generally the standard stars are measured more than two hundred times. "This work, 'rectifying the tables of the motions of the heavens and the places of the fixed stars, for perfecting the art of navigation,' was included in the warrant of^ Charles II. for the erection...
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Science, Volume 51

John Michels (Journalist) - 1920 - 678 pages
...£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 the so much desired longitude of places for the perfecting the art of navigation."...
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Greenwich: past and present

William Howarth (F.R.Hist.S.) - 1885 - 174 pages
...Observatory for the express purpose, as he warrant of the first Astronomer Koyal 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." On the...
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A Treatise on Nautical Astronomy: For the Use of Students

John Merrifield (J.M.) - 1886 - 376 pages
...AstronomerRoyal. The words of his commission were : " To apply himself with the utmost care and diligence to the rectifying the tables of the motions of the heavens,...find out the so much desired longitude at sea, for perfecting the art of navigation." LONGITUDE of a place is the angle at the axis of the earth between...
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