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Greenwich Mean Time. GMT refers to the mean solar time at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London, which later became adopted as a global time standard.


The Place Where Time Begins 

By Mostyn Gale

Does time really have a beginning? This past week the Clocks students from West Dean College went to the Royal Observatory Greenwich… 701 more words


Snapshots of the Heavens: Amazing Astronomy Photos

The Royal Observatory has culled through over 800 entries from astronomers and astro-photographers around the world to release its compilation of the best astronomy photos of 2012… 44 more words

New non-fiction: Maskleyne: Astronomer Royal

Nevil Maskelyne (1732–1811) was a hugely significant figure in the worlds of British science and maritime exploration. His high international standing and wide influence have in many ways been unfairly overlooked as his story has come to be dominated by his role in the campaign waged by John Harrison, the clockmaker, for a larger reward for his pioneering marine timekeepers. 177 more words


Mum & Greenwich...

17th October
Off to Greenwich. Before catching DLR at Bank, we dropped by Bank of England in order to sort out her out of circulation £50 notes. 539 more words



I really wanted to include a proper B&W film photo in this series, so here we are with one for B&W Challenge Day 5. This time I nominate Andreas. 144 more words


The Shepherd Gate Clock

The Shepherd Gate Clock (Greenwich, UK 2004)