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Reference numberL&P/5/53
LevelItem
TitlePaper, 'Astronomical observations made in the forks of the River Brandiwine, as to the local effect of gravity on the going of a clock sent out by the Royal Society' by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon
Date1768
DescriptionSubject: Astronomy

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'Astronomical observations, made in the forks of the River Brandiwine in Pennsylvania, for determining the going of a clock sent thither by the Royal Society, in order to find the difference of gravity between the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, and the place where the clock was set up in Pennsylvania; to which are added, an observation of the end of an eclipse of the Moon, and some immersions of Jupiter's first satellite observed at the same place in Pennsylvania: By Charles Mason and Jeremiah D'

Read 22 December 1768
Extent6p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1768.0043
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA2583Dixon; Jeremiah (1726 - 1782)1726 - 1782
NA1244Mason; Charles (c 1699 - 1771)c 1699 - 1771
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