Hour Zero: Time Starts Here

Royal Observatory
Royal Observatory at Greenwich
Shepard 24-Hour Gate Clock
The Shepard 24-Hour Gate Clock was installed at the Greenwich Observatory entrance gate in 1852. It is one of the first electric public clocks.
Meridian Line
Casting a long shadow on the Meridian Line, the north-south line that is the basis for longitudinal measurements.
The Time Ball was originally established in 1833 for the benefit of navigators of ships in the Thames. The ball “drops” once a day at 13:00 GMT. It was one of the world’s first public time signals.
Turret clock
The turret clock sits behind wooden doors.
The Quadrant
The Quadrant, which dates back to 1750, was used to tell time by measuring the height of the sun and stars above the horizon.
18th Century telescope
This is a replica of a telescope that was built in 1750.
Great Equatorial Telescope
The Great Equatorial Telescope was built in 1893.
The Queen's House
The Queen’s House as viewed from the Greenwich Observatory.
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4 Responses to Hour Zero: Time Starts Here

  1. Donna Janke says:

    Very interesting to see the various ways used to tell time.


  2. Bumba says:

    Thanks for this time to think about time. What a place.

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  3. Priti says:

    All are excellent so old but antique! Well shared 🙂

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  4. The Royal Observatory is fun to visit, but man do I hate the hill you have to climb to reach it. It tends to be my standard for the steepness of hills. “Oh, this is bad, but not as bad as the Royal Observatory hill!”

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