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  1. John,1646–1719, English astronomer.
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Examples from the Web for flamsteed

Historical Examples of flamsteed

  • Flamsteed gives an interesting account of his travels in Ireland.

    Great Astronomers

    R. S. Ball

  • As the places of the stars were known, Flamsteed was thus able to obtain the places of the planets.

  • Flamsteed was indeed glad to avail himself of this opportunity.

  • Yet Flamsteed was never conscious of the discovery that lay so nearly in his grasp.

    The Story of the Heavens

    Robert Stawell Ball

  • Flamsteed enlarged these catalogues to the number of about 3,000.

British Dictionary definitions for flamsteed


  1. John . 1646–1719, English astronomer: the first Astronomer Royal and first director of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich (1675). He increased the accuracy of existing stellar catalogues, greatly aiding navigation
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