We only have half a day in Greenwich. Our first destination was the Royal Observatory.
The Royal Observatory Greenwich is the world’s timekeeper.
Peter Harrison Planetarium in Royal Observatory Greenwich.
Astronomy Center houses the oldest thing you’ll ever touch; a 4.5 billion year old meteorite.
Altazimuth Pavilion next to the Planetarium. It holds a photoheliograph telescope, used for photographing the sun.
The view from the Greenwich Park. I remembered we had to walk up a slope to get to the observatory.
General Wolfe statue at Greenwich Park. General James Wolfe was known for the capture of Quebec in Canada. He died during the battle at the age of 32.
Another view from Greenwich Park.
One of Fredrick William Herschel’s telescope. Sir Frederick William Herschel was a British astronomer who is famously known for the discovery of the planet Uranus.
Lining up to take photos at the Prime Meridian Line. Patience, patience, patience…
The Prime Meridian Line is the line of zero longitude; making this the official starting point for each new day and year.
The red line marks zero degrees longitude and divides east hemisphere from west.
On the line at zero degrees longitude.
Standing on both east and west longitude.
Been there, done that.
Only found Kuala Lumpur’s longitude; can’t find Vancouver’s.
The Dolphin Sundial.