Flamsteed House





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Return to LL London Name Original Town Visit LL Ref. Dates Actual Location Grid Ref. IoE
Old Royal Observatory The Greenwich Royal Observatory at Greenwich . . Old Royal Observatory in Greenwich Park N51.447   E/W 0.000 200387
Lilliput Lane's "Old Royal Observatory" is based on "Flamsteed House" at the Royal Observatory  [IoE 200387]

Photo: GW

Flamsteed House was designed by Christopher Wren for the first Astronomical Royal in 1675
Inside  are the original clocks developed by John Harrison

The story is featured in the film "Longitude"

It also has the Astronomer Royals' apartments, the Octagon Room and a Camera Obscura
Mike Dryland giving a private tour to Nhagii (Ford) Sept 2009 Greenwich Park was used for Equestrian events in the 2012 Olympics and "Old Royal Observatory" could be seen
The dropping of this ball signifies 1pm At 12:58 the ball is raised to half -way
At 12:59 it is raised to the top At 1pm it falls rapidly to about half way and bounces a little (under-damped) and then slowly down
Seen from the river  

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