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Pond, John (1767–1836)




John Pond
English astronomer who became the sixth Astronomer Royal. He was born in London, studied at Cambridge, and succeeded Nevil Maskelyne as Astronomer Royal in 1811. His name is identified with numerous improvements in the methods and instruments of observation; he translated Laplace's Système, and published a star catalog and many valuable papers.


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