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The Celestial Geometry of Johm Flamsteed:

Mapping the heavens from 17th century Greenwich

During his 46 years as Astronomer Royal, John Flamsteed elevated the mapping of the heavens to an entirely new level. His practical geometry, and his development of mathematical instruments that worked to a new standard of accuracy, meant that his Catalogue remained in use well into the 18th century. Its production, however, plunged Flamsteed into a bitter controversy with Isaac Newton, while his eminence as an astronomical geometer led to his being invited to deliver an influential lecture series at Gresham College in 1684.


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Date and Time:

10 February 2005 at 5:30 pm


1 hour



Gresham College
Barnard's Inn Hall
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