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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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Journal of the Royal United Service Institution, Volume 34

Military art and science - 1890 - 1152 pages
...Greenwich Observatory was founded to help to remedy these defects. The instruction to Flamsteed was to rectify the tables of the motions of the heavens and the places of the fixed stars. Flamsteed made a large star catalogue, and many observations on the moon and other bodies, and the...
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Nature, Volume 36

Sir Norman Lockyer - Electronic journals - 1887 - 674 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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Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 48

Henry Mills Alden, Frederick Lewis Allen, Lee Foster Hartman, Thomas Bucklin Wells - American literature - 1874 - 930 pages
...designed, like those of the Greenwich Observatory, as expressed in tho royal warrant of tho astronomer, " to rectify the tables of the motions of the heavens and the places of the fixed stare, in order to find out the so-much desired longitude at sea, and perfect the art of navigation."...
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Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland

Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland - Asia - 1919 - 1178 pages
...astronomy 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 Review of Reviews, Volume 72

Albert Shaw - American literature - 1925 - 708 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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The Twentieth Century, Volume 98

English periodicals - 1925 - 1090 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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Isis, Volume 6

George Sarton - Science - 1924 - 700 pages
...the first method which led to the creation, in 1675, of the Greenwich Observatory ( for rectifying the tables of the motions of the heavens and the places of the fixed stars so as to find the so-much desired longitude of places for perfecting the art of navigation }. The...
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Winning Without Thinking

Nick Mordin - Gambling systems - 2002 - 650 pages
...had been commissioned by King Charles II 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." Although...
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The North American Review, Volume 20

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - American fiction - 1825 - 510 pages
...quite extravagant.' The instructions given to the first astronomer royal, and to his successors were, ' That they should apply themselves with the utmost care and diligence to verify the tables of the motions of the heavens, and the places of the fixed stars, in order to find...
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