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The U.S. Naval Observatory (USNO) was established in 1830 in Washington, D.C. "to improve the knowledge of heavenly bodies, publish their accurate positions and movements, and develop improvements in the equipment (including chronometry) used to make accurate measurements of them."[1]

References Edit

  1. U.S. Navy, "From the Sea to the Stars: A Chronicle of the U.S. Navy’s Space and Space-related Activities, 1944-2009," at 7 (2010) (full-text).

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