Meet time-travelling Astronomer Royal Nevil Maskelyne or his human computer Mary Edwards, next to the steampunk time machine in the Meridian Courtyard; find out about their life and work at Greenwich in the 18th century.
Location:Royal Observatory Greenwich
Steampunk exhibition at the Royal Observatory - now ended
Steampunk artists took over the Royal Observatory! Madcap inventors, stargazing scientists and elegant explorers took visitors on an adventure into a world where scientific convention and the laws of nature had been re-written. Their fabulous narrative lavishly reinterpreted the science and drama of the 18th-century quest to find longitude at sea, inspired by the 300th anniversary of the Longitude Act. #LongitudePunkd
Explore amazing inventions
This exclusive exhibition of eccentric inventions was specially created by steampunk luminaries including award-winning novelist Robert Rankin – exuberantly blurring the boundaries between art and science, fact and fiction. Longitude Punk'd was something completely unique, never tried before and in the last place you would expect to see it.
Longitude Punk’d is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.