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Great Equatorial Telescope closure

On 22, 25–26, 29 August and 1–2 Sept we'll be holding special Venus observing sessions with the Great Equatorial Telescope, which will close at 3.15pm to other visitors. See Venus through the iconic Telescope

Read our blog to get the lowdown from our experts and go behind the scenes at the Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark, National Maritime Museum, Caird Library and the Queen's House.

18 December 2015

Curator of the Royal Observatory, Louise Devoy, looks at Pepys's links to our site here in Greenwich.

13 October 2015

For Ada Lovelace Day we look at the women behind the myth, and ask if she is a true champion of female scientists. 

19 August 2015
This, as they say, is it. After just over five years of sometimes frenzied activity (some of which I've tried to capture in a project outcomes page), the Board of Longitude...
27 July 2015
As there is less than a month left to see the Ships, Clocks & Stars exhibition at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC, it’s a good time to remark on a few...
27 June 2015
The last time I wrote about Clock B, we had just commenced an official 100-day trial to see if it would keep up with John Harrison's expectations. In the last blog post the...
28 April 2015
As Ships, Clocks & Stars makes its way round the world, there's still time to look at the stories behind some of the objects in the exhibition. If you go see it now at...
3 April 2015
Today (3 April) marks the 322nd birthday of Mr John Harrison. To celebrate, the very talented Emily Churchill from the RMG Photo Studio baked a special cake, commemorating...
28 March 2015
In honour of today's  Museums Week theme of favourites (#favMW) - reviving the voice of my favourite longitude projector, Jane Squire! During our Greenwich/Cambridge project...
27 March 2015
With Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude now showing at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC until August, it's high time I mentioned one of the...
26 March 2015
Curator of Art, Katy Barrett, looks at our recent contemporary art exhibition  I’ve taken myself and longitude into new waters recently as I’ve been curating the fourth...

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