- John,1646–1719, English astronomer.
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Flamsteed gives an interesting account of his travels in Ireland.
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.
- 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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