Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2014 Edition
| Editors: Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard A. Jarrell, Jordan D. MarchéII, JoAnn Palmeri, Daniel W. E. Green

Crosthwait, Joseph

  • Thomas HockeyEmail author
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BornEngland, 1681

After  John Flamsteed’s death, his chief assistant at the Royal Observatory, Joseph Crosthwait, and  Abraham Sharp completed and saw through the publication of Flamsteed’s Historia Coelestis Britannica and Atlas Coelestis.

Selected Reference

  1. Forbes, Eric G. (1975). Greenwich Observatory. Vol. 1. London: Taylor and Francis.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Earth ScienceUniversity of Northern IowaCedar FallsUSA