Weather instruments at Kew Observatory, Old Deer Park, Richmond, London, UK. The instruments in the foreground include sensors and stands for measuring solar radiation levels. The main observatory building is in the background. Kew Observatory, established in 1769, was an astronomical and geophysical observatory. It included equipment operated by the Met Office, the UK's national weather monitoring and forecasting service. Magnetic and meteorological observations were carried out here until 1980, when the Met Office facilities were relocated.
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