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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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Isis, Volumes 4-6

George Sarton - 1924 - 694 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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The Observatory, Volumes 48-49

1925 - 840 pages
...Arts, our astronomical observator, forthwith to apply himielf with the most exact care and diiigenoe to the rectifying the tables of the motions of the heavens, and the places of the fixed stars, go 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 50

1927 - 426 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...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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The Mariner's Mirror, Volume 13

Leonard George Carr Laughton, Roger Charles Anderson, William Gordon Perrin - 1927 - 494 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...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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Revue Hydrographique, Volume 3

1925 - 672 pages
...remedy these defects, and FLAMSTEED, the first Astronomer Royal, was charged to make observations for " 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". At the...
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The Twentieth Century, Volume 98

1925 - 966 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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Sir Jonas Moore: Practical Mathematics and Restoration Science

Frances Willmoth - 1993 - 274 pages
...royal warrants stated that Flamsteed should '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-muchdesired longitude of places for perfecting the art of navigation', and...
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The Correspondence of John Flamsteed, The First Astronomer Royal, Volume 1

Eric Gray Forbes, Lesley Murdin, Frances Wilmoth - 1995 - 1078 pages
...required by his warrant of appointment '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'3, and was subsequently provided with sufficient practical means to carry out this instruction....
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Edmond Halley: Charting the Heavens and the Seas

Alan H. Cook - 1998 - 584 pages
...observer: ... forthwith 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 of the fixed stars so as to find out the so much-desired longitude of places for perfecting the art of navigation.' Flamsteed...
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Time for Science Education: How Teaching the History and Philosophy of ...

Michael R. Matthews - 2000 - 474 pages
...was appointed with the charge: "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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