Time and The Royal Society

@article{Cook2001TimeAT,
  title={Time and The Royal Society},
  author={A. Cook},
  journal={Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London},
  year={2001},
  volume={55},
  pages={27 - 9}
}
  • A. Cook
  • Published 22 January 2001
  • Physics
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London
Fellows of The Royal Society have been concerned with the definition and measurement of time from the first days of the Society. John Flamsteed, F.R.S., ‘Royal Astronomer’, showed that the rotation of the Earth was isochronous and that the length of the solar day varied with the season because the path of the Earth about the Sun was an ellipse inclined to the Equator of the Earth. In the 20th century, D.W. Dye, F.R.S., made quartz oscillators that replaced mechanical clocks, and L. Essen, F.R.S… Expand
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