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He went to Paul’s School, to Dr Gale: while he was there, he was very perfect in the celestial globes, insomuch that I heard Dr Moxon (the globe-maker) say that if a star were misplaced he would presently find it. He studied geometry, and at sixteen could make a dial, and then, he said, thought himself a brave fellow. — John Aubrey, Brief Lives
Edmond Halley FRS (8 November 1656 – 14 January 1742) was an English astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician, meteorologist and physicist who is best known for computing the orbit of the eponymous Halley’s Comet. He was the second Astronomer Royal in Britain, following in the footsteps of John Flamsteed. — Wikipedia