Reference numberCLP/8i/4
TitlePaper, 'Directions for the observations of the eclipse of the moone' by Mr Rook
DescriptionGuidance for making observations of lunar eclipses, or eclipses of the moon.
Author's name can also be spelled as Rooke.
Eclipses of the moon are observed for two principal ends; one astronomical, that by comparing observations with calculations, the theory of the moons motion may be perfected, and the tables there for be reformed. The other, geographical, that by comparing among themselves the observations of the same ecliptic phases, made in many places, the difference of meridians or longitudes of those places may be discerned.
Subject: Astronomy / Lunar / Geography
Read to the Royal Society on 26 March 1662
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1665.0148
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6303Rooke; Lawrence (1622 - 1662); astronomer1622 - 1662
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