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Flamsteed

[ flam-steed ]
/ ˈflæm stid /
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noun

John, 1646–1719, English astronomer.

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Flamsteed
/ (ˈflæmˌstiːd) /

noun

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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