James Bradley FRS was an English astronomer and served as Astronomer Royal from 1742, succeeding Edmond Halley. He is best known for two fundamental discoveries in astronomy, the aberration of light , and the nutation of the Earth's axis . These discoveries were called "the most brilliant and useful of the century" by Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, historian of astronomy, mathematical astronomer and director of the Paris Observatory, in his history of astronomy in the 18th century , because "It is to these two discoveries by Bradley that we owe the exactness of modern astronomy. Wikipedia*
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James Bradley has eight videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2000 Booknotes. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2015 with an average of 1,000 views per program. Most appearances with Connie Doebele (2). Most common tag: World War II.