In this chapter we describe Edmond Halley’s undergraduate excursion to map the southern stars, and the establishment of his early career. We also discuss his relationship to Flamsteed, Hooke, and Newton, and describe his astronomical work on comets, nebulae, stellar distribution, the size of the solar system, and geophysics. Several of these advances were carried out while he held the positions of Savilian Professor of Geometry and Astronomer Royal.
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