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James Bradley

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.

Appearances by Title:Author Videos: 8

Recent Appearances

  • <em>The China Mirage</em>

    The China Mirage

    James Bradley talked about his book [The China Mirage: The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia], in which he looks at the…

  • <em>The Imperial Cruise</em>

    The Imperial Cruise

    James Bradley talked about his book The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War (Little, Brown and Company; November 24, 2009). The author of…

  • <em>Flyboys</em> Book Group Discussion

    Flyboys Book Group Discussion

    The Third Wednesdays Non-Fiction book discussion group met at the Savage Branch Library to discuss James Bradley’s book,…

  • World War II Books

    World War II Books

    James Bradley talked about his book, Flyboys: A True Story of Courage. Donovan Webster talked about his book, The Burma…

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