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In 1675, Charles II of England founded the Royal Observatory Greenwich in order to improve global naval navigation (10+7).  Many disasters had occurred at sea because sailors did not know the precise longitude (East/West direction) of where they were when out of sight of land.  “In 1714, Parliament established a panel of experts, the Board [...]

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