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Guide to the Royal Observatory, Greenwich
     

Guide to the Royal Observatory, Greenwich

by Kristen Lippincott
 

Fully revised, this official guidebook to the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, details the "home of time" that has been at the heart of nautical astronomy since the late 17th century—when Charles II commissioned Christopher Wren to design a building in which the first Astronomer Royal, John Flamsteed, could determine the "longitude of places." The book also

Overview

Fully revised, this official guidebook to the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, details the "home of time" that has been at the heart of nautical astronomy since the late 17th century—when Charles II commissioned Christopher Wren to design a building in which the first Astronomer Royal, John Flamsteed, could determine the "longitude of places." The book also includes details of the $30-million redevelopment of the Observatory’s South Building and the new Peter Harrison Planetarium, both of which opened in May 2007.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780948065828
Publisher:
National Maritime Museum
Publication date:
05/01/2007
Edition description:
Second edition
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

Kristen Lippincott is the former director of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich.

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