The Greenwich Meridian Telescope

The Greenwich Meridian Telescope (HM27RE)

Location: London, England SE10 8XJ Greater London
Country: United Kingdom
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N 51° 28.672', W 0° 0.089'

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Behind the window is the telescope which defines the Greenwich Meridian, the transit circle of 1850 designed by 7th Astronomer Royal, George Airy. It was the centre-line of this instrument which was adopted by an international conference in Washington, USA, in 1884 as the prirne meridian for the world, or Longitude 00° 00' 00". Both time and longitude are measured from this line.
HM NumberHM27RE
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Date Added Friday, May 25th, 2018 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 708214 N 5707232
Decimal Degrees51.47786667, -0.00148333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 28.672', W 0° 0.089'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 28' 40.32" N, 0° 0' 5.34" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Blackheath Ave, London England SE10 8XJ, GB
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