Daily cosmobite: royal astronomer anniversary

Flamsteed House at Greenwich. Photo Nick LombToday is the anniversary of the birth of the first Astronomer Royal John Flamsteed in 1646 in Denby (near Derby), Derbyshire, England. Flamsteed took charge of the newly built Greenwich Observatory in 1675 and began plotting star positions. His catalogue of 3000 stars was published after his death.

Flamsteed House at Greenwich. Photo Nick Lomb

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