Reference numberCLP/8i/4
TitlePaper, 'Direction for the observations of the eclipse of the Moone' by Mr Rook [Lawrence Rooke]
DescriptionGuidance for making observations of lunar eclipses, or eclipses of the Moon. Rooke writes: 'Eclipses of the Moone are observed for two principal ends; one astronomical, that by comparing observations with calculations, the theorie of the Moones motion may be perfected, and the tables therof reformed: The other, geographical, that by comparing among themselves the observations of the same ecliptical phases, made in diverse places, the difference of meridians or longitudes of those places may be discovered.'

Subject: Astronomy / Geography

Read to the Royal Society on 26 March 1662

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'A method for observing the eclipses of the moon, free from the common inconveniencies, as it was left by the learned Mr. Rook, late Gresham-Professor of Geometry'
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1665.0148
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6303Rooke; Lawrence (1622 - 1662); astronomer1622 - 1662
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