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Naval Observatory

noun
1.
an astronomical observatory located in Washington, D.C., operated by the U.S. government, and responsible for the U.S. time service.
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  • In the 1990s, while the Clinton marriage dissolved into farce, things at the Naval Observatory were positively Rockwellian.

Historical Examples
  • Sestini's drawings of the sun spots were published by the Naval Observatory.

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921 Thomas J. Campbell
  • Of the southern zones, that from -14° to -18° was undertaken by the Naval Observatory at Washington, and is now finished.

    The Future of Astronomy Edward C. Pickering
  • The Naval Observatory at Arlington is wirelessing time signals.

    The Radio Amateur's Hand Book A. Frederick Collins
  • On the north bank of the Potomac is the Naval Observatory, one of the principal astronomical establishments in the world.

  • The distant reflector was first placed in the grounds of the Naval Observatory, at a distance of 2551 metres.

  • As the minute hand of the official clock dropped into its slot somebody called the Naval Observatory.

  • The "bug" called the Naval Observatory once more and began repeating his entire message for the third time.

  • Professor Hall describes these observations as the most accurate determinations of declination ever made at the Naval Observatory.

    Astronomical Discovery Herbert Hall Turner
  • The Naval Observatory is at Washington, and was at first merely a depot for naval charts and instruments.

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