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The Astronomers Royal
     

The Astronomers Royal

by Emily Winterburn
 

Capturing the essence of often obsessive and extremely dedicated individuals, this lively book traces the professional and private lives of the Astronomers Royal, a role created by Charles II in 1675. Since the first, John Flamsteed, there have been 14 of them, each of whom has contributed significantly to science's understanding of stars, time, and space.

Overview

Capturing the essence of often obsessive and extremely dedicated individuals, this lively book traces the professional and private lives of the Astronomers Royal, a role created by Charles II in 1675. Since the first, John Flamsteed, there have been 14 of them, each of whom has contributed significantly to science's understanding of stars, time, and space.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780948065477
Publisher:
National Maritime Museum
Publication date:
01/19/2004
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
4.66(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Emily Winterburn was the curator of astronomy at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich.

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