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Oxford FiguresEight Centuries of the Mathematical Sciences$
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John Fauvel, Raymond Flood, and Robin Wilson

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199681976

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681976.001.0001

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Thomas Hornsby and the Radcliffe Observatory

Thomas Hornsby and the Radcliffe Observatory

(p.203) Chapter 9 Thomas Hornsby and the Radcliffe Observatory
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Allan Chapman

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This chapter describes the construction and operation of the Radcliffe Observatory (now part of Green Templeton College), for many years the best-equipped astronomical observatory in the world. Supervised by Thomas Hornsby, Savilian Professor of Astronomy and Sedleian Professor of Natural Philosophy, its instruments were constructed by John Bird, the greatest instrument-maker of his age.

Keywords:   18th-century Oxford, 19th-century Oxford, 18th-century astronomy, 19th-century astronomy, Thomas Hornsby, Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford University Observatory

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