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Maskelyne, Nevil (1732-1811), astronomer and mathematician

Derek Howse

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/18266
Maskelyne, Nevil (1732-1811), astronomer and mathematician


Preparations for astronomy | Expedition to St Helena | Finding longitude | Astronomer royal | Density of the earth | Final years

Reference Entry.  2692 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: biography ; history

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