[time-nuts] Visiting Greenwich
jim77742 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 5 03:42:14 EDT 2016
I was lucky. About ten years ago when visiting I turned up to the Greenwich
Observatory and walked around the corner to see the Harrison clocks.
I didn't know they were there. I didn't know they were anywhere.
I'd read the book, seen the doco, but for some reason assumed they weren't
around any more.
To get a surprise and see them *working* was a great moment in my life.
As David Gilmour once said, "I've never had the pleasure of hearing Dark
Side of the Moon for the first time", well I got the surprise of seeing the
working Harrison clocks - and not knowing it was coming.
On 5 July 2016 at 15:00, Peter Monta <pmonta at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Dave,
> The Harrisons are indeed at the observatory; also look for a regulator
> pendulum clock in the octagon room. I'm not quite sure whether it was
> running when I was there some years back.
> Could it hurt to petition the observatory's powers-that-be for a little hut
> or something at the ITRF meridian? :-)
> If you do get to Bletchley Park, give the National Museum of Computing a
> look-see as well (it's just a short walk). I believe both facilities have
> benefited from recent infusions of money and support, which is great.
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