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Royal Greenwich Observatory


  • [The Royal Observatory was founded 1675;] [between about 1948 and 1955 observatory was moved from Greenwich to Hurstmonceux;] [name was changed (to preserve the connection with Greenwich) to Royal Greenwich Observatory.] [During period of move, functioned in both places and also at Abinger, where the magnetic observation station had been located since 1923. Abinger and Greenwich closed at completion of move.]
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    • us: Great Britain. Royal Greenwich Observatory
    • us: RGO (Astronomical observatory)
    • us: Greenwich Observatory, Royal
    • us: Great Britain. Astronomer Royal
    • us: Astronomer Royal (Great Britain)
    • us: Herstmonceux (England). Royal Greenwich Observatory
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    • Hurstmonceux, Eng. Royal Greenwich Observatory
  • Sources

    • found: Wikipedia, 13 June 2013 (Royal Observatory, Greenwich; formerly the Royal Greenwich Observatory or RGO; in 1948, the Astronomer Royal moved to Herstmonceux Castle; in 1957, the Royal Observatory completed its move to Herstmonceux, becoming the Royal Greenwich Observatory (RGO); the Greenwich site became the Old Royal Observatory; in 1990, the RGO moved to Cambridge; in 1998, the RGO closed and the Greenwich site became the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, again, part of the National Maritime Museum)
    • found: Britannica, academic edition, website, 13 June 2013 (Royal Greenwich Observatory, astronomical observatory and, until its closure in 1998, the oldest scientific research institution in Great Britain; the observatory was gradually transferred from Greenwich to Herstmonceux in Sussex from 1948 to 1957, and it was moved to the Institute of Astronomy of the University of Cambridge in 1990; shutdown of the observatory in Oct. 1998)
    • found: Greenwich time and the longitude, 1997: p.177 (role of Royal Greenwich Observatory changed from what it had been at Greenwich; the measurement of time became less prominent in its work as it turned to astrophysics)
    • found: British Geological Survey, 27 July 2009: Hartland Magnetic Observatory (observatory was purpose-built for magnetic work, and continuous operations began in 1957. Hartland is the successor to Abinger and Greenwich observatories)
  • General Notes

    • [The Royal Observatory was founded 1675;] [between about 1948 and 1955 observatory was moved from Greenwich to Hurstmonceux;] [name was changed (to preserve the connection with Greenwich) to Royal Greenwich Observatory.] [During period of move, functioned in both places and also at Abinger, where the magnetic observation station had been located since 1923. Abinger and Greenwich closed at completion of move.]
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    • 1980-11-19: new
    • 2013-06-27: revised
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