Library of Congress

Authorities & Vocabularies

The Library of Congress > Linked Data Service

From Library of Congress Name Authority File

Royal Observatory, Greenwich

  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Variants

    • us: Great Britain. Royal Observatory, Greenwich
    • us: Greenwich (London, England). Royal Observatory
    • us: National Maritime Museum (Great Britain). Royal Observatory, Greenwich
    • us: Royal Museums Greenwich. Royal Observatory, Greenwich
  • Additional Information

  • Related Terms

  • Exact Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

  • Sources

    • found: Its Library. A catalogue of books belonging to the Library ... 1827: t.p. (Royal Observatory, Greenwich)
    • found: Hurstmonceux, Eng. Royal Greenwich Observatory. Report of the Astronomer Royal, 1948/49, p. 32 (Royal Observatory is being moved from Greenwich to Hurstmonceux; name to be changed to Royal Greenwich Observatory to preserve connection with Greenwich) 1955/56, p. 3 (total evacuation of buildings at Greenwich and Abinger pending) [Abinger was site of magnetic observation station since 1923. Cf. Columbia Lipp. gaz., under Abinger]
    • found: Abinger & Coldharbour parish news, Aug. 1999 (Abinger Common: location of a house called "The Old Observatory" which together with the land in which it stands formed an outpost of the Royal Greenwich Observatory from 1924 until 1957)
    • found: Britannica, academic edition, website, 13 June 2013: under Royal Greenwich Observatory (astronomical observatory and, until its closure in 1998, the oldest scientific research institution in Great Britain; founded for navigational purposes in 1675; primary contributions were in practical astronomy: navigation, timekeeping, determination of star positions, and almanac publication)
    • found: Wikipedia, 13 June 2013 (Royal Observatory, Greenwich; formerly the Royal Greenwich Observatory or RGO; commissioned in 1675; in 1924, the Magnetic and Meteorological Department moved to Abinger; in 1939, many departments were evacuated to the countryside (Abinger, Bradford, and Bath) and activities in Greenwich were reduced to the bare minimum; 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: Royal Museums Greenwich. Annual review 2011/12: p.1 (in June 2011 Her Majesty The Queen formally approved Royal Museums Greenwich (RMG) as the new collective title for the National Maritime Museum, Queen's House, Royal Observatory, and Cutty Sark) back cover (Royal Observatory Greenwich)
    • found: Royal Museums Greenwich website, 13 June 2013: home p. (Royal Observatory Greenwich, home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian of the World) under Royal Observatory (location: Royal Observatory, Blackheath Avenue, Greenwich, London SE10 8XJ; collections of scientific, especially astronomical, instruments)
  • Change Notes

    • 1981-10-08: new
    • 2013-06-19: revised
  • Alternate Formats