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Letters, 'An appearance of light like a star, seen in the dark part of the moon, 7 March 1794' from William Wilkins to Nevil Maskelyne

Reference number: L&P/10/97

Date: 17 April 1794

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Contains four letters, with two figures.

Subject: Astronomy

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'An account of an appearance of light, like a star, seen in the dark part of the moon, on Friday the 7th of March, 1794, by William Wilkins, Esq at Norwich. In extracts of a letter to the Rev. Samuel Vince, F. R. S. and of three letters to the Rev. Nevil Maskelyne, D. D. F. R. S. and astronomer royal; and communicated by the latter'

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L&P/10/97
Earliest possible date
17 April 1794
Page extent
16 pages

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William Wilkins

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William Wilkins, Letters, 'An appearance of light like a star, seen in the dark part of the moon, 7 March 1794' from William Wilkins to Nevil Maskelyne, 17 April 1794, L&P/10/97, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/l-and-p_10_97/letters-an-appearance-of-light-like-a-star-seen-in-the-dark-part-of-the-moon-7-march-1794-from-william-wilkins-to-nevil-maskelyne, accessed on 21 April 2024

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