That the Conference proposes to the Governments here represented, the adoption of the meridian passing; through the centre of the transit instrument at the Observatory of Greenwich, as the initial meridian for longitude. Science - Page 4171884Full view
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Peter Galison, Joseph Pellegrino University Professor Peter Galison - 2003 - 398 pages
...scientific question. The question was soon called for the adoption of "the meridian passing through the transit instrument at the Observatory of Greenwich as the initial meridian of longitude." San Domingo voted against the sanctification of Greenwich; Brazil and France abstained....