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[ Letter to the Astronomer Royal, Greenwich, June 21st, 1887]

by Fleming, Sandford Sir

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Published by s.n. in [London? .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Time -- Systems and standards.,
  • Temps -- Systèmes et normes.

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[Sandford Fleming].
    SeriesCIHM/ICMH Microfiche series = CIHM/ICMH collection de microfiches -- no. 05450, CIHM/ICMH microfiche series -- no. 05450
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 microfiche (8 fr.).
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23288311M
    ISBN 100665054505

    The Royal Observatory dates its foundation from two warrants issued under the name of Charles II. On 4 March /5 John Flamsteed was appointed 'royal observator' to the King, and on the following 22 June another warrant authorised the construction of 'a small observatory within our royal park at Greenwich'. MOOR/M/01/04 Book of congratulations presented to Patrick Moore by the British Astronomical Association on the 50th Anniversary of The Sky at Night MOOR/M/01/05 Poster congratulating Patrick Moore on 45 years of The Sky at Night.

      Learn the history of determining longitude at the start of it all - the Greenwich Prime Meridian at the Royal Observatory. The museum gives both a history of the men who have held the post of Royal Astronomer (which there are many notables) and of making accurate clocks. Accurate clocks were essential to being able to determine longitudeK TripAdvisor reviews. In June Airy was appointed Astronomer Royal in succession to John Pond, and thus commenced that long career of wisely directed and vigorously sustained industry at the national observatory which, even more perhaps than his investigations in abstract science or theoretical astronomy, constitutes his chief title to fame.

    The Herschel Letters and other papers from the Royal Society Archives are cited courtesy of the Royal Society. A portion of this research was done in preparation for an , thesis at Cambridge University in ; subsequent work was done in I would like to thank Adam Perkins, curator of the Royal Greenwich Observatory Archives, for. The Royal Observatory, home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian, is located within Greenwich Park at the top of the steep hill overlooking the Queen's House and the National Maritime Museum.. The Royal Observatory is managed as part of the National Maritime Museum and contains the Astronomy Centre, Flamsteed House and the Meridian Courtyard as well as the Peter Harrison .


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Get this from a library. [Letter to the Astronomer Royal, Greenwich, June 21st, ]. [Sandford Fleming, Sir]. The Astronomer Royal, the Hydrographer and the time ball: collaborations in time signalling – - Volume 42 Issue 3 - CAITLIN HOMESCited by: 5.

Astronomer Royal is a senior post in the Royal Households of the United are two officers, the senior being the Astronomer Royal dating from 22 June ; the second is the Astronomer Royal for Scotland dating from The post was created by King Charles II inat the same time as he founded the Royal Observatory appointed John Flamsteed.

The Astronomer Royal receives a stipend of £ a year and is a member of the Royal Household. Who was the first Astronomer Royal. The first Astronomer Royal, John Flamsteed, was charged by King Charles II with drawing up a map of the heavens with enough accuracy to.

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