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Flamsteed

John. 1646--1719, English astronomer: the first Astronomer Royal and first director of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich (1675). He increased the accuracy of existing stellar catalogues, greatly aiding navigation
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Here London Pass holders will gain free entry to Flamsteed House, designed by Sir Christopher Wren as the original Observatory building, and the Meridian Courtyard, saving themselves the normal admission price of [pounds sterling]7.
Ships, Clocks & Stars' features a champion for each solution, some in surprisingly youthful portraits for what are usually thought of as elder statesmen of science, notably the first Astronomer Royal, John Flamsteed, and his successor, Edmond Halley.
Before we go 'tut-tut,' we remember that the First Astronomer Royal, John Flamsteed, did not do either.
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In the mid-to-end 17th century, Flamsteed, the first Astronomer Royal, produced a northern hemisphere catalogue accurate to about 10 arcsec.
A little higher in the sky we find the two small constellations of Coma Berenices (which contains the north galactic pole) and Canes Venatici, the former added by Tycho Brahe, and the latter by John Flamsteed.
It is with this background that we must understand Kaye's dismissal of Sawai Jai Singh's Zij-i-Muharnrnad Shahi as a mere elaboration of Ulugh Beg's tables--an allegation that he interestingly did not level at European astronomers such as John Flamsteed, the first Astronomer Royal of the Greenwich Observatory, who (as Kaye himself conceded) corrected his star positions on the basis of Ulugh Beg's tables.
Commenting on their motivation,A BonevA refers to the legend recounted of JohnA Flamsteed (1646-1719), England's first royal astronomer.
Here you can walk through the apartments of Flamsteed House where astronomers have studied the stars for hundreds of years, finding all manner of intricate notes and tools on display.
A method of determining longitude by lunar distances evolved, based on theory suggested first by the German astronomer Johannes Werner (1468-1522) but only becoming practicable after a detailed star catalogue had been prepared by the English astronomer John Flamsteed (1646-1719) and improved by others such as the English scientist and map-maker Tobias Mayer (1723-1762) and the English astronomer Rev.
Other ideas included John Flamsteed Way, after the first Astronomer Royal.
Yesterday flowers and tributes were laid at the scene by friends of the former John Flamsteed school pupil, who was studying at the city's Heanor Gate science college.