In this hybrid workshop in March 2022, we explored the stories associated with the staff, assistants and residents of different observatories during the 19th and 20th centuries with multiple perspectives from across the globe.

Topics considered:

  • Staff and assistants at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich
  • Observatories as domestic spaces
  • Staff and assistants at colonial observatories
  • Geographies of observatories
  • Observatory sites: ideals and failures
Essential information

Dates: 24-25 March 2022

Location: Royal Observatory Greenwich

Observatory Sites and Networks since 1780

Inspired by the forthcoming 350th anniversary of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich in 2025, this research networking project brought together UK and international scholars who research observatory histories