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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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Nautical Science in Its Relation to Practical Navigation: Together with a ...

Charles Lane Poor - 1910 - 380 pages
...to the warrant of Charles II., "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 much desired longitude of places for the perfecting the art of navigation." The...
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Astronomy: A Popular Handbook

Harold Jacoby - 1913 - 526 pages
...duty of that official 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." Without the chronometer the navigator could still obtain his local time, but he had no Greenwich time...
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The Canadian Record of Science, Volume 5

1893 - 666 pages
...of the office in 1675, declared to be " to apply himself with the most exact care and diligence to the rectifying the tables of the motions of the heavens,...so much desired longitude at sea for the perfecting of the art of navigation." NOTES ON A GREAT SILVER CAMP. By WA CARLYLB, Ma.E., of McGill University....
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Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland

1919 - 766 pages
...European astronomj' 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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Science, Volume 51

1920 - 956 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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The American Mathematical Monthly: The Official Journal of the ..., Volume 27

1920
...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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The Influence of Oversea Expansion on England to 1700

James Edward Gillespie - 1920 - 392 pages
...to the warrant of Charles II, 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 much desired longitude of the places for the perfecting of the art of navigation....
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The Dictionary of National Biography, Founded in 1882 by George Smith, Volume 7

1922 - 1382 pages
...4 March 1675, directing him ' forthwith to apply himself with the most exact care an 1 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 Scientific Monthly, Volume 15

James McKeen Cattell - 1922 - 626 pages
...care and diligence to improve the Table of the positions of the Fixed Stars and Moon to find out the much desired Longitude at Sea, for the perfecting the Art of Navigation." And so was founded the Royal Observatory in 1675. No thoughts of abstract science were in the minds...
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Revue Hydrographique, Volume 4

1927 - 602 pages
...Royal Observatory was founded at Greenwich in 1675 by Charles II with a view to " the Rectifying of the Tables of the Motions of the Heavens and the Places...order to find out the so much desired Longitude at Sea ". From that day it has been one of the foremost of the world's observatories, but it was long before...
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