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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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Nature, Volume 36

Sir Norman Lockyer - Electronic journals - 1887 - 676 pages
...investigation which appears to come within the terms of the Royal Warrant directing the Astronomer-Royal ' to rectify the tables of the motions of the heavens and the places of the fixed stars.' "The appointment of a clerk, which has presumably received the sanction of the Admiralty, will, when...
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Our Monthly, Volume 5

1872 - 502 pages
...of Greenwich has long had it as part of his warrant of office that he "apply himself to rectifying the tables of the motions of the heavens and the places...to find out the so much desired longitude at sea, and perfect the art of navigation." How much does the world owe to the navigator on the deep and the...
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The Popular Science Review: A Quarterly Miscellany of ..., Volume 11

James Samuelson, Henry Lawson, William Sweetland Dallas - Science - 1872 - 486 pages
...he was commanded 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-desired longitude of places for the perfecting the art of navigation."...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 140

1874 - 614 pages
....; • 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,...
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The Living Age, Volume 124

1875 - 844 pages
...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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Astronomical Register: A Medium of Communication for Amateur ..., Volume 13

Astronomy - 1876 - 322 pages
...the office is " 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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Annual Report of the Secretary of the Navy

United States. Navy Dept - Naval art and science - 1877 - 364 pages
...his warrant of office "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...fixed stars, in order to find out the so much desired longitnde at sea for perfecting the art of navigation ;'' and the present Astronomer Royal, Sir George...
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The Book of Days: A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - Anecdotes - 1883 - 866 pages
...— ' forthwith to apply himself, with the most exact care and diligence, to the rectifying the table of the motions of the heavens, and the places of the fixed stars, so аз to find out the so much-desired longitude of places for the perfecting the art of navigation."...
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Old and new London: a narrative of its history, its people and its places ...

George Walter Thornbury - 1880 - 672 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 Greenwich.] THE ROYAL OBSERVATORY. 213 the so-much-desired longitude of places, for...
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The United States Government: Its Organization and Practical Workings ...

George N. Lamphere - Executive departments - 1880 - 310 pages
...times ; generally the standard stars are measured more than two hundred times. "This work, 'rectifying the tables of the motions of the heavens and the places of the fixed stars, for perfecting the art of navigation,' was included in the warrant of^ Charles II. for the erection...
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