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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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Science, Volume 51

John Michels (Journalist) - Science - 1920 - 678 pages
...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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Greenwich: past and present

William Howarth (F.R.Hist.S.) - 1885 - 174 pages
...an Observatory for the express purpose, as he warrant of the first Astronomer Koyal 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." On the...
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Nature, Volume 36

Sir Norman Lockyer - Electronic journals - 1887 - 776 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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Life and Correspondence of Abraham Sharp: The Yorkshire Mathematician and ...

William Cudworth (of Bradford, Eng.) - 1889 - 396 pages
...conferred with Sir Jonas Moor, and appointed Flamsteed "Astronomical Observator," his mission being to "rectify 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 purpose of perfecting the art of navigation."...
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Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of ..., Volume 41

American Association for the Advancement of Science - Science - 1892 - 516 pages
...that his duty 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 of the art of navigation."...
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Proceedings, Volume 41

American Association for the Advancement of Science - American periodicals - 1892 - 508 pages
...that his duty 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 of the art of navigation."...
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Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of ..., Volume 41

American Association for the Advancement of Science - Science - 1892 - 510 pages
...that his duty 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 of the art of navigation."...
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Former Clock & Watchmakers and Their Work: Including an Account of the ...

Frederick James Britten - Clock and watch makers - 1894 - 416 pages
...just before his untimely decease. In 1675, Greenwich Observatory was founded. Flamsteed was instructed to rectify the tables of the motions of the heavens and the places of the fixed stars. He made a large star catalogue, and many obversations on the moon and other bodies, and the results...
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Self Culture, Volume 10

Self-culture - 1900 - 728 pages
...that a building be erected suitable for taking proper observations, or, as the warrant 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 this purpose the king gave .500 in...
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Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Volumes 9-10

Astronomical Society of the Pacific - Astronomy - 1897 - 652 pages
...astronomical observator, 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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