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,

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