Nevil Maskelyne

1732 - 1811

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Nevil Maskelyne was an English astronomer who measured the Earth's density in a famous experiment at Schiehallion.
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  1. Nevil Maskelyne measures the Earth's density
  2. Nevil Maskelyne's parallax proposal

Honours awarded to Nevil Maskelyne
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Fellow of the Royal Society1758
Royal Society Copley Medal1775
Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh1784
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