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Halley

Edmund. 1656--1742, English astronomer and mathematician. He predicted the return of the comet now known as Halley's comet, constructed charts of magnetic declination, and produced the first wind maps
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Halley

 

(until 1977, Halley Bay), a British scientific station at the coast of Coats Land, Western Antarctica; situated on the surface of the Brunt Ice Shelf. Halley, which began operating on Jan. 16, 1956, has a wintertime staff of ten to 38 persons. Meteorological, geophysical, and glaciological observations are made at the station, and medical and biological research is conducted. Halley serves as a base for field studies in adjacent regions of Antarctica.

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