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|←Author Index: Ha||Edmond Halley
|English astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician, meteorologist, and physicist, who is best known for computing the orbit of Halley's comet, after whom the comet is named in honor.|
- An Estimate of the Degrees of the Mortality of Mankind, drawn from curious Tables of the Births and Funerals at the City of Breslaw; with an Attempt to ascertain the Price of Annuities upon Lives, Philosophical Transactions, January, 1692
- A new Method of determining the Parallax of the Sun, or his Distance from the Earth. Philosophical Transactions, Vol. XXIX (1716) No 348, p. 454. Translation of Halley's paper from Latin is taken from the Abridged Transactions of the Royal Society, Volume VI, pp.243-249, published in 1809.
Works about Halley
- “Halley, Edmund,” in Dictionary of National Biography, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., (1885–1900) in 63 vols.
- "Halley, Edmund," in Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed., 1911)