Between 1713 and 1721 he acted as secretary to the Royal Society, and early in 1720 he succeeded Flamsteed as astronomer-royal.
So the astronomer-royal thought on reading Leverrier's paper.
An astronomer-royal, supported by a parliamentary grant, constantly resides and pursues investigations in the Observatory.
The first astronomer-royal after Greenwich Observatory was built.
I gravely doubt whether the astronomer-royal would write the best essay on the relations between astronomy and astrology.
The following remarks by the astronomer-royal on this subject seem to me just, in the main.
A detailed examination convinced the astronomer-royal of its superior accuracy to Bessel's result with the heliometer.
He is recommended to apply for information to the astronomer-royal.