Royal Greenwich Observatory, Herstmonceux, East Sussex

Royal Greenwich Observatory, Herstmonceux, East Sussex
Photograph taken April 1987 © Copyright Crown copyright.NMR ref: BB87/08898

The Royal Greenwich Observatory moved to Herstmonceux after the war as pollution and street lighting were impinging its work at Greenwich. It has now moved to the top of a volcano in the Canaries, where the earth's magnetic field is very low, providing minimal disturbance for hypersensitive modern equipment.

Location

East Sussex Herstmonceux

Period

1980s (1980 - 1989)

Tags

royal observatory pollution 1980s (1980 - 1989)