How far the moon?

Anyone coming to the history of the search for a method to accurately determine longitude through Dava Sobel’s Longitude might be forgiven for thinking that the lunar distance method was just some sort of excuse dreamed up by Neville Maskelyne to prevent John Harrison receiving his just deserts. This is far from being the case. {want to know more?}

About thonyc

Aging freak who fell in love with the history of science and now resides mostly in the 16th century.
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