John Flamsteed

John Flamsteed, bust at the Royal Greenwich Observatory MuseumJohn Flamsteed (1646 -1719) was the founder of the famous Greenwich observatory and the first Astronomer Royal of England. He produced the first great star map of the telescopic age, after innumerable ob­servations. The meridians of the world are, as a result, referenced to 0° longitude through his observatory. He was also a faithful clergyman, very devout in his life and preaching.

Excerpted from Men of Science, Men of God by Henry M. Morris. Copyright 1982, 1988 by Henry M. Morris. Used by permission.

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