## History of Astronomy |

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Newton's Successors—

succeeded Flamsteed as Second Astronomer Royal in 1721. Although he did not

contribute directly to the mathematical proofs of Newton's theory, yet his name is

...

Newton's Successors—

**Halley**, Euler, Lagrange, Laplace, etc. Edmund**Halley**succeeded Flamsteed as Second Astronomer Royal in 1721. Although he did not

contribute directly to the mathematical proofs of Newton's theory, yet his name is

...

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Ever since

system, these wonderful objects have had a new interest for astronomers ; and a

comparison of orbits has often identified the return of a comet, and led to the ...

Ever since

**Halley**discovered that the comet of 1682 was a member of the solarsystem, these wonderful objects have had a new interest for astronomers ; and a

comparison of orbits has often identified the return of a comet, and led to the ...

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C. M., 88

comet, 62-64 Halm, 85 Hansen, P. A., 3, 65 Hansky, A. P., 100 Harding, C. L., 67

Heliometer, 83 Heller, 120 Helmholtz, H. L. F.,35 Henderson, T., 128 Henry, P.

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C. M., 88

**Halley**, E., 19, 51, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63. 64. 79, I2°, I22, I2S, I29**Halley's**comet, 62-64 Halm, 85 Hansen, P. A., 3, 65 Hansky, A. P., 100 Harding, C. L., 67

Heliometer, 83 Heller, 120 Helmholtz, H. L. F.,35 Henderson, T., 128 Henry, P.

and ...

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### Contents

Ancient AstronomyChinese and Chaldeans | 7 |

Ancient Greek Astronomy | 13 |

The Reign of Epicycles From Ptolemy | 23 |

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