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21/28 September
Grantham
Lincolnshire
South Kesteven District Council... presents the Gravity Fields Festival

Presents the Gravity Fields Festival


Supported by the Arts Council
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12.15pm: Monday 24 September

Newton and the Longitude

Dr Rebekah Higgitt

Curator of History of Science and Technology

Royal Observatory Greenwich

 

Venue: Angel and Royal Hotel

Tickets: £4.00 talk only

Tickets: £9.00 with a sandwich lunch

Duration: 1 hour plus optional lunch

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About this Event

Why should sailors be grateful to Newton?  His contribution to astronomy is often thought of as abstract knowledge but it had direct relevance to a very practical problem. His theory of the motions of heavenly bodies was of fundamental importance to finding longitude at sea, although he failed to develop the necessary lunar theory. 
 
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The Angel and Royal Hotel, Grantham
 
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