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16 January 2015

In July 2014 the NMM hosted on one-day conference, entitled Decoding Harrison, which presented the story of around forty years of collaborative research into John Harrison’s complex and surprising pendulum clock theory.

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8 January 2015
Since April last year, a mob of madcap inventors, stargazing scientists and elegant explorers took over the Royal Observatory, taking visitors on an adventure into a world...

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23 December 2014
If you've visited Ships, Clocks & Stars (open until 4 January 2015), you probably noticed the rather fine portrait of the young Edmond Halley (1656-1742).

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19 December 2014
Bligh and the Bounty In 1787, Lieutenant William Bligh, Cook’s sailing master on his third voyage, took command of the Bounty for a Pacific expedition. Its aim was to...

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12 December 2014

This week's guest post comes from Tom Gurling, part of our Visitor Experience team.

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2 December 2014
This week's longitude legend is Captain James Cook, who features in not just one but two exhibitions currently on at Royal Museums Greenwich. The Art & Science of...

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27 November 2014
This week's Longitude Legend is one of my favourite characters from the longitude story: Nevil Maskelyne. He was played by Samuel West against Michael Gambon's John Harrison...

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25 November 2014
One of the challenges our exhibitions and interpretation teams faced when putting together the Ships, Clocks & Stars exhibition was how to get across the sense of being...

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10 November 2014
Jema Hewitt is a costume artist and author whose Steampunk alter ego “Emilly Ladybird” is well known on the international steam punk Scene. Emilly is an adventurer and bon...
3 November 2014
With Longitude Punk'd continuing to amuse and confuse at the Royal Observatoyr and with Clocking Off LATE less than 2 weeks away, I decided to catch up with author of The...

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