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James Bradley

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James Bradley FRS (March 1693 – 13 July 1762) was an English astronomer and priest and served as Astronomer Royal from 1742, succeeding Edmond Halley. [1]

45 relations: Aberration of light, Aerial telescope, Andrew Kippis, Aristarchus of Samos, Ashmolean Museum, Astronomer, Astronomer Royal, Astronomical nutation, Astronomy, Balliol College, Oxford, Bridstow, Chalford, Cheltenham, Claude-Louis Mathieu, Copley Medal, Daniel Lysons (physician), Edmond Halley, Fellow of the Royal Society, Friedrich Bessel, Gamma Draconis, Gloucestershire, Greenwich, Hipparchus, James Pound, Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, Johannes Kepler, John Bird (astronomer), Minchinhampton, Objective (optics), Ole Rømer, Oxford University Press, Parallax, Paris Observatory, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Priest, Royal Society, Samuel Molyneux, Savilian Professor of Astronomy, Sherborne, Gloucestershire, Speed of light, Springer Publishing, University of Oxford, Venus, Wales, Wanstead.

Aberration of light

The aberration of light (also referred to as astronomical aberration, stellar aberration, or velocity aberration) is an astronomical phenomenon which produces an apparent motion of celestial objects about their true positions, dependent on the velocity of the observer.

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Aerial telescope

An aerial telescope is a type of very long focal length refracting telescope, built in the second half of the 17th century, that did not use a tube.

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Andrew Kippis

Andrew Kippis (28 March 17258 October 1795) was an English nonconformist clergyman and biographer.

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Aristarchus of Samos

Aristarchus of Samos (Ἀρίσταρχος ὁ Σάμιος, Aristarkhos ho Samios; c. 310 – c. 230 BC) was an ancient Greek astronomer and mathematician who presented the first known model that placed the Sun at the center of the known universe with the Earth revolving around it (see Solar system).

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Ashmolean Museum

The Ashmolean Museum (in full the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology) on Beaumont Street, Oxford, England, is the world's first university museum.

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An astronomer is a scientist in the field of astronomy who concentrates their studies on a specific question or field outside the scope of Earth.

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Astronomer Royal

Astronomer Royal is a senior post in the Royal Households of the United Kingdom.

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Astronomical nutation

Astronomical nutation is a phenomenon which causes the orientation of the axis of rotation of a spinning astronomical object to vary over time.

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Astronomy (from ἀστρονομία) is a natural science that studies celestial objects and phenomena.

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Balliol College, Oxford

Balliol College, founded in 1263,: Graduate Studies Prospectus - Last updated 17 Sep 08 is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England.

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Bridstow is a village and civil parish in Herefordshire, England.

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Chalford is a large village in the Frome Valley of the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire, England.

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Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England.

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Claude-Louis Mathieu

Claude-Louis Mathieu or Louis Mathieu (25 November 1783 in Mâcon – 5 March 1875 in Paris) was a French mathematician and astronomer who began his career as an engineer.

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Copley Medal

The Copley Medal is a scientific award given by the Royal Society, for "outstanding achievements in research in any branch of science." It alternates between the physical and the biological sciences.

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Daniel Lysons (physician)

Daniel Lysons M.D. (1727–1800) was an English academic and physician.

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Edmond Halley

Edmond (or Edmund) Halley, FRS (–) was an English astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician, meteorologist, and physicist.

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Fellow of the Royal Society

Fellowship of the Royal Society (FRS, ForMemRS and HonFRS) is an award granted to individuals that the Royal Society judges to have made a "substantial contribution to the improvement of natural knowledge, including mathematics, engineering science and medical science".

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Friedrich Bessel

Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel (22 July 1784 – 17 March 1846) was a German astronomer, mathematician, physicist and geodesist.

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Gamma Draconis

Gamma Draconis (γ Draconis, abbreviated Gamma Dra, γ Dra), also named Eltanin, is a star in the northern constellation of Draco.

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Gloucestershire (formerly abbreviated as Gloucs. in print but now often as Glos.) is a county in South West England.

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Greenwich is an area of south east London, England, located east-southeast of Charing Cross.

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Hipparchus of Nicaea (Ἵππαρχος, Hipparkhos) was a Greek astronomer, geographer, and mathematician.

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James Pound

James Pound (1669–1724) was an English clergyman and astronomer.

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Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre

Jean Baptiste Joseph, chevalier Delambre (19 September 1749 – 19 August 1822) was a French mathematician and astronomer.

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Johannes Kepler

Johannes Kepler (December 27, 1571 – November 15, 1630) was a German mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer.

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John Bird (astronomer)

John Bird (1709–1776), the mathematical instrument maker, was born at Bishop Auckland.

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Minchinhampton is an ancient market town, located on a hilltop, south-south-east of Stroud, Gloucestershire, England, in the Cotswolds.

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Objective (optics)

In optical engineering, the objective is the optical element that gathers light from the object being observed and focuses the light rays to produce a real image.

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Ole Rømer

Ole Christensen Rømer (25 September 1644 – 19 September 1710) was a Danish astronomer who in 1676 made the first quantitative measurements of the speed of light.

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Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second oldest after Cambridge University Press.

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Parallax is a displacement or difference in the apparent position of an object viewed along two different lines of sight, and is measured by the angle or semi-angle of inclination between those two lines.

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Paris Observatory

The Paris Observatory (Observatoire de Paris or Observatoire de Paris-Meudon), a research institution of PSL Research University, is the foremost astronomical observatory of France, and one of the largest astronomical centres in the world.

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Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society

Philosophical Transactions, titled Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (often abbreviated as Phil. Trans.) from 1776, is a scientific journal published by the Royal Society.

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A priest or priestess (feminine) is a religious leader authorized to perform the sacred rituals of a religion, especially as a mediatory agent between humans and one or more deities.

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Royal Society

The President, Council and Fellows of the Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge, commonly known as the Royal Society, is a learned society.

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Samuel Molyneux

Samuel Molyneux FRS (16 July 1689 – 13 April 1728), son of William Molyneux, was an 18th-century member of the British parliament from Kew and an amateur astronomer whose work with James Bradley attempting to measure stellar parallax led to the discovery of the aberration of light.

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Savilian Professor of Astronomy

The position of Savilian Professor of Astronomy was established at the University of Oxford in 1619.

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Sherborne, Gloucestershire

Sherborne is a village and civil parish almost east of Northleach in Gloucestershire.

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Speed of light

The speed of light in vacuum, commonly denoted, is a universal physical constant important in many areas of physics.

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Springer Publishing

Springer Publishing is an American publishing company of academic journals and books, focusing on the fields of nursing, gerontology, psychology, social work, counseling, public health, and rehabilitation (neuropsychology).

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University of Oxford

The University of Oxford (formally The Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford) is a collegiate research university located in Oxford, England.

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Venus is the second planet from the Sun, orbiting it every 224.7 Earth days.

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Wales (Cymru) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain.

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Wanstead is a suburban area in east London (E.11), forming part of the London Borough of Redbridge.

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