1656, Nov 81675-17421742, Jan 14
an English astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician, meteorologist, and physicist who is best known for computing the orbit of the eponymous Halley's Comet.
 Timeline (7)
07/24/1673-Edmond Halley enters Queen's College, Oxford, as an undergraduate 
12/03/1678-Edmond Halley receives MA from Queen's College, Oxford
04/03/1679-Edmond Halley meets Johannes Hevelius in Danzig 
09/04/1682-English astronomer Edmond Halley sees his namesake comet 
05/03/1715-Edmond Halley observes total eclipse phenomenon, later named "Baily's Beads" 
02/10/1720-Edmond Halley appointed second Astronomer Royal of England 
12/25/1758-Halley's comet sighted by Johann Palitzsch during return, confirming periodic nature deduced by Edmund Halley
 Mentions (4)
Nathaniel Bliss
...James Bradley and by William Jones, Bliss succeeded Edmond Halley as Savilian Professor of Geometry at Oxford University...
James Bradley
...and served as Astronomer Royal from 1742, succeeding Edmond Halley. He is best known for two fundamental discoveries...
Johann Palitzsch
...nature of this comet had been deduced by its namesake Edmond Halley in 1705, but Halley had died before seeing if...
Edmund Weaver
...criticism of the accuracy of ephemerides formulated by Edmond Halley, the Astronomer Royal, particularly that from...
 Quotes (4) • View in Quotations
I earnestly wish them all imaginable success; in the first place that they may not, by the unseasonable obscurity of a cloudy sky, be deprived of this most desirable sight; and then, that having ascertained with more exactness the magnitudes of the planetary orbits, it may redound to their eternal fame and glory.
In the year 1456 … a Comet was seen passing Retrograde between the Earth and the sun… Hence I dare venture to foretell, that it will return again in the year 1758.
Nearer the gods no mortal may approach.
This sight ... is by far the noblest astronomy affords.
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