'unquestionably the greatest astronomer of his age': died 1742 in Greenwich, Edmond Halley, astronomer royal from 1721. 
Best known for predicting the transit of 'his' comet - sometimes thought to presage disaster. 
Next due in 2061.

@robert loving these #OnThisDay's. Nice little nugget of information for the day.

@freddy Thank you for the encouraging words. I enjoy them and would happily post even if just an audience of me. But nice to know others are finding stimulation in them too!

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