SM8905 : Hakin observatory back view

taken 11 years ago, near to Milford Haven/Aberdaugleddau, Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro, Great Britain

Hakin observatory back view
Hakin observatory back view
Squatting amongst casual modern surroundings the observatory has a slightly sinister appearance, like a wartime relic, but in fact its purpose was simply to train naval students in navigation at a time, a decade or so into the C19, when the problem of longitude had not yet been solved and an accurate knowledge the stars was essential for sailors.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 March, 2007   (more nearby)
Sunday, 18 March, 2007
Observatory   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SM 892 059 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:42.7335N 5:3.1298W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SM 893 060
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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