And reported on Nevil Maskelyne's determination of the mean density and mass of the earth from measurements taken in 1774-1776 at Mount Schiehallion in Perthshire.
NEVIL MASKELYNE (1732-1811), English astronomerroyal, was born in London on the 6th of October 1732.
Nevil Mas kelyne, who succeeded him in 1764, set on foot, in 1767, the publication of the Nautical Almanac, and about the same time had an achromatic telescope fitted to the Greenwich M aske mural quadrant.
Only one " catalogue of precision " - Nevil Maskelyne's of 36 fundamental stars - was available in 1800.
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