Pierre-Simon Laplace Quote

The progress of astronomy depends on these three things: the measure of time, that of angles, and the perfection of optical instruments. The two first are nearly as perfect as we could wish; it is therefore to the improvement of the latter that our attention should be directed.


Translated Henry H. Harte, The Systems of the World (Volume 2) (p. 339)

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The progress of astronomy depends on these three things: the measure of time, that of angles, and the perfection of optical instruments. The two...

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The progress of astronomy depends on these three things: the measure of time, that of angles, and the perfection of optical instruments. The two...

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The progress of astronomy depends on these three things: the measure of time, that of angles, and the perfection of optical instruments. The two...

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The progress of astronomy depends on these three things: the measure of time, that of angles, and the perfection of optical instruments. The two...