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    Re: W. Wales in Churchull (reply and questions to Ken)
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2012 Mar 23, 21:50 -0400

    But I did not find any mentioning of Venus in his journal!
    Did he fail because of the foul weather?
    He does not mention any sngle observation from his observatory.
    Only during the travel.
    (I remember his name from Cook's journals, was not sure this is the same
    Wales). Of course, this Wales must be a trustworthy person.
    Amasingly he found the very same 10' as we did:-)
    
    "A North American Cold Water correction"?
    :-)
    
    Alex.
    
    On Fri, 23 Mar 2012, Ken Muldrew wrote:
    
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    > On 2012-03-23, at 5:00 PM, Alexandre Eremenko wrote:
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    >> Ken,
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    >> I read the report of William Wales with interest.
    >> But I am somewhat confused.
    >> What do you think was the purpose of his trip?
    >>
    > The purpose of his trip was to observe the transit of Venus in 1769. He had 
    to go in 1768 because after freeze-up, no ships could get in to Hudson's Bay. 
    The Royal Society sent astronomers to several places around the globe to 
    observe that particular transit in order to accurately measure the distance 
    between the sun and earth. Wales later accompanied Cook on his 2nd 
    circumnavigation as astronomer/navigator. His observations are trustworthy.
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    > Ken Muldrew.
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    > View and reply to this message: http://fer3.com/arc/m2.aspx?i=118487
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