Halley's method

noun Hal·ley's method \ˈha|lēz- also ÷ˈhā|\

Definition of Halley's method

  1. :  a method of finding the parallax of Venus and hence the sun's distance by observing the duration of a transit of Venus from stations widely separated in latitude

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Origin and Etymology of halley's method

after Edmund Halley †1742 English astronomer


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