Royal Observatory

Royal Observatory, home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and the Prime Meridian.

Going to Royal Observatory
Royal Observatory
Royal Observatory

“Since the late 19th century, the Prime Meridian at Greenwich has divided the eastern and western hemispheres of the earth – just as the equator divides the northern and southern hemispheres.”

east meets west
Where east meets west

“The Shepherd gate clock, was the first clock ever to show Greenwich Mean Time directly to the public.”

gate clock
The Shepherd 24-hour Gate Clock
Synchronized clock
Synchronized clock
Octagon Room
Sir Christopher Wren’s Octagon Room

June 2018.

14 thoughts on “Royal Observatory”

  1. What a fascinating place to visit. When we crossed the continental divide in Colorado, I stood and straddled the line at the visitor center…great fun!

    1. Fun indeed, so many people want to stand one foot east another west, there is even a notice: please don’t queue 🙂

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