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   Chapter 1 THE AUTHOR'S SCIENTIFIC WORK

The Reminiscences of an Astronomer By Simon Newcomb Characters: 608

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The Orbits of the Asteroids.-The Problems of Mathematical

Astronomy.-The Motion of the Moon and its Perplexing

Inequalities.-A Visit to the Paris Observatory to search for

Forgotten Observations.-Wonderful Success in finding Them.-

The Paris Commune.-The History of the Moon's Motion carried

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a Century.-The Harvard Observatory.-The "Nautical Almanac" Office

and its Work.-Mr. George W. Hill and his Work.-A Wonderful

Algebraist.-The Meridian Conference of 1884, and the Question

of Universal Time.-Tables of the Planets completed.-

The Astronomical Constants.-Work unfinished.

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