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.
Stars to Satellites
- Royal Observatory Greenwich
- Astronomy Centre
- Family (over-5s)
- Young people
Explore the history of satellite navigation, from its origins in stargazing and science fiction to the launch of the ground-breaking European ‘Galileo’ satellite navigation system in 2014. Discover the links and legacies between astronomy, longitude and satellites, bringing the longitude story into the 21st century as we consider how ‘satnav’ has changed the world.
Want to discover more about satellites? Don’t miss our live planetarium show with a special focus on satellites and astronomical navigation, presented by Royal Observatory astronomers.
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