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18 September 2014
Longitude Solutions When Isaac Newton testified to a Committee of the House of Commons in 1714 about four potential longitude solutions, he pointed out that there were key...


11 September 2014
One of the truly special objects on display in the Ships, Clocks & Stars exhibition is the Longitude Act of 1714 itself. The actual act, on loan to us from the...


9 September 2014
‘Can you actually be ‘on holiday’ if you’re going on a cruise and you work at a maritime museum?’ asked one person when I explained that this summer, for my holiday, I would...
5 September 2014
This week's guest post is from Isabel Rogers, whose poem John's Curious Machines won the Cardiff Poetry Prize in July 2014. Below she shares what it was about John Harrison's...


29 August 2014
If you’ve been to Ships, Clocks and Stars already you’ll have quickly noted that the story of longitude isn’t just about scientific instruments. It’s also about lots of...


19 August 2014
The Art & Science of Exploration 1768-80 exhibition (now closed) focused on the art from Captain Cook's three voyages, on which he also tested the two main longitude...


13 August 2014
On Saturday 30 August I will be leading a walking tour to explore the many London-focused aspects of the longitude story. The aim is to share some of what is displayed in the...


30 July 2014
Daniel Lange, who is studying for a PhD on 17th-century piracy, has been looking into the story behind a book of maps captured in the 1680s.


17 July 2014
We've done a lot of celebrating here at Royal Museums Greenwich to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the passing of the 1714 Longitude Act, and with a full season of...


9 July 2014
Today is the big anniversary of the first Longitude Act, which gained royal assent 300 years ago on 9 July 1714.