Coloured artwork of Royal Greenwich Observatory

Coloured artwork of Royal Greenwich Observatory

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Caption: Royal Greenwich Observatory. Coloured engraving of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, London, England, at the time of Flamsteed. The observatory was founded in 1675 by Charles II who appointed John Flamsteed (1646-1719) as Astronomer Royal to run it and keep accurate tables of the positions of the Moon and stars for use in navigation by English ships. This task occupied Flamsteed for his entire life, and he eventually produced accurate charts, but his work was not published until 6 years after his death. Due to pollution and the bright skies over London, no telescopes are used at Greenwich now.

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Keywords: 17th c, 17th ce, astronomy, flamsteed's observatory, green, greenwich, greenwich observatory, historical, history of, observatory, royal greenwich observatory

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