TQ3877 : Altazimuth Pavilion, Greenwich Observatory

taken 7 years ago, near to Blackheath, Lewisham, Great Britain

Altazimuth Pavilion, Greenwich Observatory
Altazimuth Pavilion, Greenwich Observatory
The Altazimuth Pavilion was built in 1899. It was originally intended to house instruments used to measure the two coordinates used to fix the position of a celestial body in the sky: the altitude (its position above the horizon) and the azimuth (its position east along the horizon), and it is from this coordinate system that it gets its name.
The Royal Observatory, Greenwich

The Royal Observatory, Greenwich (formerly the Royal Greenwich Observatory is best known as the location of the prime meridian. It is situated on a hill in Greenwich Park, overlooking the River Thames.
The observatory was commissioned in 1675 by King Charles II. The building was completed in the summer of 1676. The scientific work of the observatory was relocated elsewhere in stages in the first half of the 20th century, and the Greenwich site is now maintained as a tourist attraction.

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Saturday, 8 March, 2014   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 9 March, 2014
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Greenwich 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 38931 77250 [1m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.6294N 0:0.0504W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 38931 77242
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