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3/16/15 Greenwich

While visiting Greenwich we explored the National Maritime Museum. One of the museum curators gave us a talk about the tea trade. After that we visited the Cutty Sark which is the fastest still-surviving tea clipper. 94 more words

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It’s not often a hero from the world of 18th Century horology is conferred with a new Guinness World Record – but that’s exactly what happened at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich on Saturday 18th April. 256 more words

#1 Greenwich Park

The starting point of our green journey is from one of the largest single green spaces and the oldest one as well: Greenwich Park, in South-East London. 123 more words


EISF Review: Reaching out with Rosetta

This special Edinburgh International Science Festival event discusses the current status of the Rosetta probe orbiting comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko and the Philae lander which is currently stuck on its side, and unable not directly facing the sun in order to charge its solar panels. 638 more words


EISF Review: Apollo 21: Lost Among Stars

       Director – Barbara Melville
Starring – Andrew Blair
Ricky Brown
Roanna Davidson
Emily Dodd
Lynsey May
Tom Moore
James Myles
& Pab Roberts

Apollo 21: Lost Among Stars is a science fiction play from Illicit Ink. 571 more words


Greenwich Park and Beyond

I am regularly out at Greenwich Park with my camera, regardless of the weather.  In fact, sometimes a moody sky can add a different perspective.  A gentle stroll from Blackheath through to the Royal Observatory and down to the Cutty Sark and round through the Naval College to the Painted Hall.   58 more words


India 2015 - Day 6 Jaipur

Today we were given a real rest as we only had to be ready for 8.30 this morning; our wonderful driver was ready for us along with a new guide for the day. 585 more words