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Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time

Inventor John Harrison


Artist: Thomas King, 1 Aug 1768

History

The Board of Longitude

What role should the government play in financing science? This 9-minute video takes a closer look at the Board of Longitude via its papers at the University of Cambridge. The Board played a major role in development of the sextant and financing of the voyages of James Cook.

Seabirds for navigation?


Photo by Ken Canning

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