John Flamsteed

The First Astronomer Royal at Greenwich


John L Birks


Avon Books, London, 1999
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Printing Details

First edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 22.5 × 14.5cm, 165pp.

From his rather modest background in the Derbyshire countryside but seemingly born with a burning interest in astronomy, John Flamsteed rose to become the first Astronomer Royal under King Charles II. His work at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich laid the groundwork for astrology over the next century and achieved world-wide fame. This book is of interest to amateur astronomers and anyone wishing to know about the founding of the Royal Observatory at Greenwich and the work of the 17th Century astronomers who struggled to put the subject on a firm scientific bases.


This copy is in very good condition, with just a few spots of foxing to the pages' top edge.



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