Friedrich Goldbach( professor of astronomy at Moscow University)
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Biography Friedrich Goldbach
(1763 - 1811), a native of Saxony. Before arriving in Russia worked on Goldbach zebergskoy Observatory (Gotha), and in Leipzig. The most important work Goldbach "Neuester Himmelsatlas zum Gebrauche fur Schul-und Akademischen Unterrichte" (1799). The atlas, which is the fifth edition of the atlas Flamsteed, contains the testimony of the 10570 stars. The journal Goldbach dated January 10, 1805. find the first definition of the latitude of Moscow (55 б╟ 45 '33'', 1), in February, revised (55 б╟ 45' 31''). This definition is the average of 6 measurements made quadrant Ramsden. In the same year, Goldbach defined deflection in Moscow (5 б╟ 24 '). With the active participation of Goldbach drew up plans and estimates for the device in Moscow Observatory, . of which he could not wait, . and determined the geographical position of Tula and Ryazan (1806), . Klina, . Tver, . Torzhok, . Ostashkov, . Vyshny Volochok, . Novgorod and St. Petersburg (1807),
. The results of these geographical excursions were issued in 1808, in "Berliner Jahrburch" Bode (1811). Wed. "Biographical Dictionary of the Imperial Moscow University (Moscow, 1855, h. I, p. 225 - 242).