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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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Self Culture

1900
...building be erected suitable for taking proper observations, or, as the warrant 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 this purpose the king gave .£500 in...
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Littell's Living Age, Volume 124

1875 - 876 pages
...tracked and ascertained. The Royal Observatory at Greenwich was built in the reign of Charles II. " for the rectifying the tables of the motions of the heavens, and the places of the fixed stars, so as to find out the longitudes of places for the perfecting the art of navigation." Flamsteed, a...
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Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Volumes 9-10

Astronomical Society of the Pacific - 1897 - 652 pages
...Arts, our astronomical observator, forthwith to apply himself with 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 of places for the perfecting the art of navigation."...
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Report of the Board of Visitors to the United States Naval Observatory. 1899

United States. Navy Dept. Board of visitors to the United States naval observatory - 1899 - 92 pages
...of each astronomer royal: "To apply himself with the most exact care and diligence to the rectifying the motions of the heavens and the places of the, fixed stars, in order to find out the much-desired longitude at sea, for the perfecting the art of navigation." The broad and sound organization...
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The Royal Observatory, Greenwich: A Glance at Its History and Work

Edward Walter Maunder - 1900 - 320 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 Observatory, Volume 24

1901 - 536 pages
...to apply himself with the most exact care and diligence to the Rectifying the Tables of the Motion of the Heavens and the Places of the Fixed Stars,...at Sea, for the perfecting the Art of Navigation" ; so anything outside of this immediate object was regarded by Airy as an unwarrantable interference...
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Historic Magazine and Notes and Queries, Volume 24

1906
...duty of the appointee 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." 142 the tables of the moon, and a watchmaker who succeeded in making important improvements in the...
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Practical Talks by an Astronomer

Harold Jacoby - 1902 - 274 pages
...Majesty's Astronomer " 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...at sea, for the perfecting the art of navigation." The " so much desired longitude at sea " is, indeed, a vastly important thing to a maritime nation...
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Calendar of State Papers, Domestic Series, of the Reign of ..., Volume 27

Great Britain. Public Record Office - 1907 - 812 pages
...King's 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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Sir Christopher Wren

Lena Milman - 1908 - 510 pages
...Observator," a royal warrant '5* directing him 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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