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" October, 1 884, for the purpose of discussing and, if possible, fixing upon a meridian proper to be employed as a common zero of longitude and standard of time-reckoning throughout the whole world... "
Nature - Page 107
edited by - 1885
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Time Lord: Sir Sandford Fleming and the Creation of Standard Time

Clark Blaise - 2002 - 256 pages
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Sky and Ocean Joined: The US Naval Observatory 1830-2000

Steven J. Dick, Steven J.. Dick - 2003 - 609 pages
...countries. The purpose of the meeting, authorized by act of Congress dated August 3 , 1882, was for "fixing upon a meridian proper to be employed as a...longitude and standard of time-reckoning throughout the globe."44 Although SR Franklin, the Superintendent of the Naval Observatory, attended (representing...
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International Law

Richard K. Gardiner - 2003 - 517 pages
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Seize The Daylight: The Curious And Contentious Story Of Daylight Savings Time

David S. Prerau - 2005 - 256 pages
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Plotting the Globe: Stories of Meridians, Parallels, and the International ...

Avraham Ariel, Avrāhām Arî'ēl, Nora Ariel Berger - 2006 - 235 pages
...woman present! The gathering, as the Final Act of the International Meridian Conference reads, was "for the purpose of discussing, and, if possible fixing...employed as a common zero of longitude and standard of time reckoning throughout the whole world." The issues and their discussions were sometimes sensible,...
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International Conference Held at Washington for the Purpose of Fixing a ...

Various - 2007 - 212 pages
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International Conference Held at Washington for the Purpose of Fixing a ...

Various - 2007 - 240 pages
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Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents - 1885
...to meet delegates from the United States, in the city of Washington, on the first of October, 1884, for the purpose of discussing, and, if possible, fixing...longitude and standard of time-reckoning throughout the whole world, this International Meridian Conference assembled at the time and place designated ; and,...
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Sea History, Issues 61-68

1992
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