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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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Time for Science Education: How Teaching the History and Philosophy of ...

Michael R. Matthews - Education - 2000 - 474 pages
...appointed with the charge: "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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Functions of Victorian Culture at the Present Time

Christine L. Krueger - English literature - 2002 - 216 pages
...address the longitude question and was charged to apply "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 at Sea, for perfecting the art of Navigation."6 The...
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England

Robin Eagles - Great Britain - 2002 - 544 pages
...astronomer-royal. fifi, I 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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A B Sea: A Loose-footed Lexicon

Jack Lagan - English language - 2003 - 368 pages
...following mission statement: '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 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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The New Face of War: How War Will be Fought in the 21st Century

Bruce D. Berkowitz, Research Fellow Bruce Berkowitz - Information warfare - 2003 - 276 pages
...the Astronomer Royal, "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 of the fixed stars, so as to find out the so much desired longitude of places for perfecting the art of navigation."6 Seven...
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Stargazer: The Life and Times of the Telescope

Fred Watson - Astronomical instruments - 2004 - 368 pages
...observator, forthwith 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 of the fixed stars ... for the perfecting of the art of navigation'. Flamsteed, the first Astronomer Royal, was to be...
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Below the Convergence: Voyages Toward Antarctica, 1699-1839

Alan Gurney - Antarctica - 2007 - 338 pages
...newly built Royal Observatory at Greenwich, took up residence in his Wren-designed house. His task was 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 of places for perfecting the art of navigation and...
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The Observatory, Volume 50

Astronomy - 1927 - 430 pages
...Royal Observatory was founded at Greenwich in 1675 by Charles II. with a view to " the Rectifying of the Tables of the Motions of the Heavens and the Places...to find out the so much desired Longitude at Sea." From that day it has been one of the foremost of the world's observatories, but it was long before...
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Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 48

Literature - 1874 - 932 pages
...designed, like those of the Greenwich Observatory, as expressed in the royal warrant of the astronomer, " to rectify the tables of the motions of the heavens...places of the fixed stars, in order to find out the so-much desired longitude at sea, and perfect the art of navigation." But the direct appliance of the...
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The Edinburgh Review, Volume 57; Volume 91

English literature - 1850 - 628 pages
...of the Observatory : his title in the warrant is ' our astronomical observator;' and his duty is ' 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.' The...
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