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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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Littell's Living Age, Volume 124

1875 - 876 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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Report of the Board of Visitors to the United States Naval Observatory. 1899

United States. Navy Dept. Board of visitors to the United States naval observatory - 1899 - 92 pages
...of each astronomer royal: "To apply himself with the most exact care and diligence to the rectifying the motions of the heavens and the places of the, fixed stars, in order to find out the much-desired longitude at sea, for the perfecting the art of navigation." The broad and sound organization...
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The Royal Observatory, Greenwich: A Glance at Its History and Work

Edward Walter Maunder - Astronomy - 1900 - 328 pages
...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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Calendar of State Papers, Domestic Series, of the Reign of ..., Volume 26

Great Britain. Public Record Office - Great Britain - 1907 - 810 pages
...to John Flamsted, the King's Astronomical Observator, who was to apply himself 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 (p....
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Sir Christopher Wren

Lena Milman - Architects - 1908 - 520 pages
...warrant '56 directing him 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.11...
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Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland

Asia - 1919 - 766 pages
...astronomj' of his day, nor understood that its purpose was practical and scientific ; for " the rectifying the tables of the motions of the heavens, and the places of the fixed stars ... for the perfecting the art of navigation"; not for providing the means for astrological fortune-telling....
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The American Mathematical Monthly: The Official Journal of the ..., Volume 27

Mathematicians - 1920 - 514 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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The Influence of Oversea Expansion on England to 1700

James Edward Gillespie - Great Britain - 1920 - 396 pages
...warrant of Charles II, 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 much desired longitude of the places for the perfecting of the art of navigation....
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Science, Volume 51

Science - 1920 - 956 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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The Dictionary of National Biography, Founded in 1882 by George Smith, Volume 7

Great Britain - 1922 - 1382 pages
...directing him ' forthwith to apply himself with the most exact care an 1 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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