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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... "
A Compendium of Astronomy: Intended to Simplify and Illustrate the ... - Page 156
by John Vose - 1834 - 184 pages
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Memoirs of the Life, Writings, and Discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton, Volume 2

David Brewster - Physicists - 1855 - 592 pages
...salary, the astronomical observator, as he was then called, was commanded " to apply himself forthwith, with the utmost care and diligence, to rectify the...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 Archaeological mine, antiquarian nuggets relating to Kent by A.J. Dunkin

Archaeological mine - 1855 - 418 pages
...national observatory, for the express purpose, as the warrant of the first Astronomer Royal 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" Flamstead...
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Dissertation Sixth: Exhibiting a General View of the Progress of ...

James David Forbes - Mathematics - 1856 - 218 pages
...warrant appointing Plameteed to be the Royal " Astronomical Observator," his duty is declared to be " to rectify the tables of the motions of the heavens and the fixed stars, so as to find out the so much desired longitude at sea, for perfecting the art of navigation."...
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Our home islands [by T. Milner, Volume 3

Thomas Milner - 1857 - 332 pages
...establish a national observatory, for the purpose, as the royal warrant expressed it, of 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." The...
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Nelsons' guide to the environs of London

Nelson Thomas and sons, ltd - London (England) - 1858 - 80 pages
...was deemed necessary to found a National Observatory, " to rectify," as the warrant expressed it, " 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." It was...
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Address ... on the Presentation of the Gold Medal to Professor Hansen, for ...

Robert Main - 1860 - 56 pages
...idea, and, accordingly, in the warrant of the first Astronomer Royal, his duty is defined to be, — " to rectify the tables of the motions of the heavens...places of the fixed stars, in order to find out the so -muchdesired longitude at sea, for perfecting the art of navigation." You all know this, Gentlemen,...
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Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 20

Astronomy - 1860 - 394 pages
...idea, and, accordingly, in the warrant of the first Astronomer Royal, his duty is defined to be, — "to rectify the tables of the motions of the heavens...places of the fixed stars, in order to find out the so-muchdesired longitude at sea, for perfecting the art of navigation." You all know this, Gentlemen,...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for the Year ..., Volume 220

English essays - 1866 - 1004 pages
...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 the so-much-dcsired longitude of places, for the perfecting the art of navigation."...
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Astronomical, Magnetic and Meteorological Observations Made at the United ...

United States Naval Observatory - Astronomy - 1867 - 718 pages
...directed by his warrant of office "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, in order to find out the so-much-desired longitude at sea, for perfecting the Art of Navigation;" and the original inscription...
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The English Cyclopaedia

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1867 - 522 pages
...he is directed " 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, go as to find out the so much desired longitude of places for the perfecting the art of navigation."...
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