Preuss pocketed the chronometer and clutched his notebook.
Here Maury's chronometrical sea science intimates the degree to which the chronometer had come, in the Victorian age, to embody nothing less than rationality itself.
Using a digital chronometer , the time taken for an achene to fall 2 m in a tightly closed room was measured.
The process of mapping itself, now much more accurate thanks to Britain's invention of the chronometer for measuring longitude, allowed the British to perceive the globe as an integrated whole.
Perhaps I'm more like a clockmaker opening the back casing to show students how all the cogs and wheels interact rather than assessing the chronometer 's accuracy or appearance.
The expedition carried a chronometer for measuring longitude, although winding it each day at noon was a challenge.
Mercator invented such a marine chronometer , a pendulum clock, and on the strength of this invention he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in November 1666.
Cook's first expedition in 1767 was to observe the transit of the planet Venus, and it was during his voyages - with the development of an accurate chronometer - that the measurement of longitude became an exact science.
An expensive chronometer would help here, but one or more well-made hourglasses will also do just fine.
And one might think initially they didn't do that because they didn't have the instruments, they didn't have the precise chronometers .