Edmond Halley, Isaac Newton and the Longitude Act of 1714

@inproceedings{Perkins2020EdmondHI,
  title={Edmond Halley, Isaac Newton and the Longitude Act of 1714},
  author={A. Perkins},
  year={2020}
}
In the later part of the 17th century Britain’s mariners were no more assured of their positions at sea than were her monarch’s ministers assured of their places at Court. Though the Royal Observatory at Greenwich (RO) was established and had the best instruments by the end of the century, observational results were not forthcoming. A lifelong advocate of finding a practical solution to the longitude problem, the young Edmond Halley helped the Astronomer Royal (AR) in the early years of the RO… Expand