Astronomical labourers: Maskelyne's assistants at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, 1765-1811
UNSPECIFIED. (2003) Astronomical labourers: Maskelyne's assistants at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, 1765-1811. NOTES AND RECORDS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON, 57 (3). pp. 285-298. ISSN 0035-9149Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsnr.2003.0215
Nevil Maskelyne FRS held the post of British Astronomer Royal from 1765 to 1811. As Astronomer Royal, Maskelyne's main task was to ensure that the positions of the Sun, Moon, planets and stars were regularly observed and that those observations were published in an accessible form. To do this, and simultaneously to maintain his role within London's scientific society, Maskelyne hired an assistant to undertake the routine work of the Observatory. This paper considers Maskelyne's assistants at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, identifies who the assistants were, and describes their working conditions.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Journal or Publication Title:||NOTES AND RECORDS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON|
|Publisher:||ROYAL SOC LONDON|
|Number of Pages:||14|
|Page Range:||pp. 285-298|
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