London Day 5: Royal Observatory – Part 1


We only have half a day in Greenwich. Our first destination was the Royal Observatory.

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The Royal Observatory Greenwich is the world’s timekeeper.

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Peter Harrison Planetarium in Royal Observatory Greenwich.

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Astronomy Center houses the oldest thing you’ll ever touch; a 4.5 billion year old meteorite.

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Altazimuth Pavilion next to the Planetarium. It holds a photoheliograph telescope, used for photographing the sun.

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The view from the Greenwich Park. I remembered we had to walk up a slope to get to the observatory.

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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.

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Another view from Greenwich Park.

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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.

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Lining up to take photos at the Prime Meridian Line. Patience, patience, patience…

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The Prime Meridian Line is the line of zero longitude; making this the official starting point for each new day and year.

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The red line marks zero degrees longitude and divides east hemisphere from west.

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On the line at zero degrees longitude.

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Standing on both east and west longitude.

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Been there, done that.

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Only found Kuala Lumpur’s longitude; can’t find Vancouver’s.

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The Dolphin Sundial.

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