Transit Circle

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Chester Burleigh Watts
... Observatory, and began working in the 6" Transit Circle Division ... a stint in the Time Service Division (1915-1919), he would remain with the transit circle department for the remainder of his career ... In 1934 he became director of the 6" Transit Circle Division, and would lead the division for the next 25 years ...
Meridian Circle - History - 19th Century (1800s)
... The making of circles was shortly afterwards taken up by Edward Troughton, who in 1806 constructed the first modern transit circle for Groombridge's ... Troughton afterwards abandoned the idea, and designed the mural circle to take the place of the mural quadrant ... In the United Kingdom the transit instrument and mural circle continued till the middle of the 19th century to be the principal instrument in observatories, the first transit circle ...

Famous quotes containing the words circle and/or transit:

    Yes, thou art gone! and round me too the night
    In ever-nearing circle weaves her shade.
    Matthew Arnold (1822–1888)

    My esoteric doctrine, is that if you entertain any doubt, it is safest to take the unpopular side in the first instance. Transit from the unpopular, is easy ... but from the popular to the unpopular is so steep and rugged that it is impossible to maintain it.
    William Lamb Melbourne, 2nd Viscount (1779–1848)