John Flamsteed

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John Flamsteed was born in Denby, Derbyshire, England back in 1646 to Stephen and Mary. He received his education at the free school of Derby. After graduation, he continued his education at the Jesus College in Cambridge. He was fascinated with mathematics and astronomy.

He arrived in London in 1675, where he was appointed by royal warrant as “The King’s Astronomical Observer”, a first for England. In 1676, he was admitted a Fellow of the Royal Society. He held the office as The King’s Astronomical Observer until his death in 1719, he was 73.

What you may not know about John is he was the first person to record the planet Uranus. He also laid the foundation stone for the Royal Greenwich Observatory.

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Lise Howe
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I can't imagine how excited he must have been when he discovered Uranus. That is an achievement that few can only accomplish

Jan 02, 2020 03:20 AM #2
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning James. And they say you should not look toward the sky! It paid off for John. Enjoy your day!

Jan 02, 2020 04:40 AM #3
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Raymond E. Camp
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Good morning James,

And thus started a lot of bad jokes!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jan 02, 2020 04:52 AM #4
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Nina Hollander
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Good morning again, James... someone had to discover Uranus and I guess it was  John Flamsteed's fate to do so.

Jan 02, 2020 05:07 AM #5
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Donald Urschalitz
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Well I guess we could say he had his head in the stars. Have a good one.

Jan 02, 2020 05:26 AM #6
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Brian England
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That is so cool.  I have never been into astronomy, but I have always been fascinated by it.

Jan 02, 2020 07:05 AM #7
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James,

Poor Uranus, it went through an identity crisis not long ago, it was demoted from being a planet, and later reinstated..LOL A

Jan 02, 2020 08:14 AM #8
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Why didn't they name it JFlams instead of Uranus James Dray 

Jan 02, 2020 08:17 AM #9
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Roy Kelley
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Thank you very much, James, for sharing this interesting story.

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Jan 02, 2020 09:44 AM #10
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Sheila Anderson
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Good afternoon James. This is a good one. Thank you for always telling us stories.

Jan 02, 2020 10:08 AM #11
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Joe Pryor
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That is something to be proud of, a discovery you make before others.

Jan 02, 2020 11:36 AM #12
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi James Dray - My husband is fascinated by the stars. I would bet he would loved to have met John.

Jan 02, 2020 01:51 PM #13
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Kathy Streib
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Hi James- very interesting for anyone interested in astronomy. . 

Jan 02, 2020 05:05 PM #14
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Will Hamm
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Hello James,  Once again another interesting history lesson.  Thanks and enjoy your evening.

 

Jan 02, 2020 05:12 PM #15
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John Juarez
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I am jealous about anyone who has that level of curiosity. His discovery was unique.

Jan 02, 2020 05:14 PM #16
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Hi James,  Thanks for sharing John Flamsteed's story.  Must have taken a lot of studying and hard work to find out more about our solar system.

Jan 02, 2020 06:37 PM #17
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James:

No doubt he is well known among astronomers and the scientific community.

Enjoy your weekend!

Jeff

Jan 03, 2020 08:55 AM #18
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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James loved this post and had a good laugh at some of the comments:)Endre

Jan 03, 2020 10:27 PM #19
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Look to the heavens... he really did that. 

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What an interesting space discovery!

Please have a great Tuesday James Dray 

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