The heavens survey'd, and the true system of the universe delineated, so as to form a curious astronomical instrument : Exhibiting the number, order, periods, aphelions, perihelions, nodes, &c. of all the primary planets by inspection: together with an easy and expeditions method of ascertaining by the same instrument, and a new set of tables, their anomalies, longitudes, latitudes, retrogradations, conjunctions, elongations, and distances at all times, both heliocentric and geocentric; that is, as seen from the Sun and from the Earth; and also from one antoher. In the course of the work is met with a view of the system from the Earth, elucidating and explaining the true causes of the directions and retrogradations of the planets; and of the various phases they exhibit to us here: with the reasons of the transits of Venus and Mercury over the Sun; the times when they happen;----and an easy method of delineating the tracts those planets take in passing over his disk.-----Also, the remarkable path which the planet Mars seemed to describe in the heavens in the year 1762. The whole adapted to the new style; constructed in a manner so easy and natural, as to convey to the astronomical learner a perfect knowledge of the solar system at first view. Addressed to the youth of Great Britain and Ireland. By the Reverend Mr. Turner, late of Magdalen Hall, Oxford; author of the view of the heavens;------view of the Earth;------trigonometry rendered easy and familiar;-----system of gauging;----chronologer perpetual;-and a new introduction to book-keeping. Rector of comberton; vicar of Elmley; minister of Norton, and chaplain to the Right Honourable the Countess Dowager of Wigton.

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Turner, R. (Richard), 1723 or 1724-1791
Corporate Author: Gale (Firm)
Format: eBook
Published: London : Printed for S. Crowder, at No. 12, Pater-noster-Row, MDCCLXXXIII. [1783]
Online Access:Connect to the full text of this electronic book


Connect to the full text of this electronic book

Available Online

Holdings details from Available Online
Call Number: G121 .T876 1783
Call Number Status Get It
G121 .T876 1783 Available