The Royal Observatory tour with British Sign Language

1h 17 stops
English
Visit the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. Home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), the Prime Meridian of the world and London’s only Planetarium.

Follow the tour round the historic Observatory, take a journey into space with our expert astronomers, and ma...
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Tracks

1. Introduction

03:19 | The Meridian Courtyard

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1.1 The Founding of the Royal Observatory

01:10 | The Meridian Courtyard

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2. Flamsteed House

01:50 | Flamsteed House

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2.1 The Maskelyne Dining Room

01:38 | Flamsteed Apartments

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2.2 The Maskelyne Bedroom

01:19 | Flamsteed Apartments

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2.3 The Airy Nursery

01:56 | Flamsteed Apartments

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2.4 The Airy Parlour

01:14 | Flamsteed Apartments

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3. The Octagon Room

02:25 | The Octagon Room

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3.1 Tompion clocks

01:41 | The Octagon Room

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3.2 Quadrant

00:51 | The Octagon Room

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4. Time and Longitude Gallery

01:23 | Time and Longitude Gallery

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5. Connection between time and longitude

01:02 | Time and Longitude Gallery

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5.1 The problem with pendulum clocks

01:30 | Time and Longitude Gallery

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6. Longitude Rewards

01:20 | Time and Longitude Gallery

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7. The Astronomical Method

01:15 | Time and Longitude Gallery

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8. Harrison’s first three timekeepers

02:07 | Time and Longitude Gallery

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8.1 Harrison’s timekeeper H1

01:05 | Time and Longitude Gallery

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8.2 Harrison’s timekeeper H2

01:07 | Time and Longitude Gallery

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8.3 Harrison’s third timekeeper, H3

01:38 | Time and Longitude Gallery

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9. The Astronomical Method – Lunar Distance

01:37 | Time and Longitude Gallery

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Credits

Script created by Royal Museums Greenwich. Production and editing provided by Smartify CIC. All images © National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

Venue

The Royal Observatory

London

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