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Royal Greenwich Observatory, Astronomers' Royal Papers, Flamsteed

Author: John Flamsteed; Royal Greenwich Observatory.; Great Britain. Public Record Office.; National Archives (Great Britain)
Publisher: London : Public Record Office, [197-?]
Series: Records of the Public Record Office., R.G.O. 1.
Edition/Format:   Book   Microform : Microfilm : English
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Microfilm copies of the papers of John Flamsteed, Astronomer Royal 1675-1719. Flamsteed's observations, made with the various instruments that he acquired, are preserved both in their original note books and in the form in which he eventually put them together to be published posthumously in his Historiae Coelestis of 1725 and his Atlas Coelestis of 1729. There is also correspondence with contemporaries including  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Observations
Records and correspondence
Early works to 1800
Observations Early works to 1800
Named Person: Isaac Newton; James Gregory; Edmond Halley; Johannes Hevelius; Giovanni Domenico Cassini; Giovanni Domenico Cassini; James Gregory; Edmond Halley; Johannes Hevelius; Isaac Newton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Flamsteed; Royal Greenwich Observatory.; Great Britain. Public Record Office.; National Archives (Great Britain)
OCLC Number: 192023467
Language Note: Some entries in Latin.
Notes: Title from The National Archives online catalogue.
Document numbers: RGO 1-76 (1638-1731).
Reproduction Notes: Microfilm. London : Public Records Office. microfilm reels. v.1- (1638-1731)
Description: microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Series Title: Records of the Public Record Office., R.G.O. 1.
Other Titles: Astronomers' Royal Papers, Flamsteed
Astronomers Royal Records, 1675-1764
R.G.O. 1
RGO 1
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Microfilm copies of the papers of John Flamsteed, Astronomer Royal 1675-1719. Flamsteed's observations, made with the various instruments that he acquired, are preserved both in their original note books and in the form in which he eventually put them together to be published posthumously in his Historiae Coelestis of 1725 and his Atlas Coelestis of 1729. There is also correspondence with contemporaries including Isaac Newton, James Gregory, Edmond Halley, Johannes Hevelius and Giovanni Domenico Cassini as well as amateur astronomers. The collection also contains correspondence and documents involving aspects of Flamsteed's life outside astronomy: as rector of the parish of Burstow and as the inheritor of his father's lead mining interests.

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