I'm interested in scads of topics, and it seems I'm always running into interesting tidbits. I'd like to share some with you. I promise they'll always have at least a fleeting relevance to the day at hand.
May 4, 2011
May 4th: Greenwich Royal Observatory Commissioned, 1675
The British Royal Observatory was commissioned by Charles II, designed by Sir Christopher Wren, and was the first building in England dedicated to scientific research. Read article here.
Pictured: the Royal Observatory (Flamsteed House) as it appeared in the 19th century. Watercolor by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, 1824,