TQ6410 : Observatory at Herstmonceux Castle, Herstmonceux, East Sussex

near to Wartling, East Sussex, Great Britain

Observatory at Herstmonceux Castle, Herstmonceux, East Sussex
Observatory at Herstmonceux Castle, Herstmonceux, East Sussex
In 1957 the Herstmonceux Castle LinkExternal link grounds became the home of the Royal Greenwich Observatory and remained so until 1988 when the observatory moved to Cambridge. Several of the telescopes still remain but the largest telescope, the 100 inch (254 cm) aperture Isaac Newton Telescope was moved to La Palma, Canary Islands in the 1970s. The estate still provides housing for the Newton Telescope and the Equatorial Telescope Buildings, which have been converted to an interactive science centre for schoolchildren.
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2009
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Friday, 24 April, 2009   (more nearby)
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Friday, 24 April, 2009
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Historic sites and artefacts 
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Observatory 
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