On The Line -

On The Line

The Story of the Greenwich Meridian

By Greenwich Royal Observatory

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Every year, thousands of people come to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich to have their photograph taken on the line of the Prime Meridian - longitude 0 Degrees - as they stand in the eastern and western hemispheres at the same time. But what is the purpose and history of the Greenwich Meridian? What other points in the world lie along it? And what links the line with navigation, timekeeping and the stars? Find out on this whistle-stop tour from the North Pole, through Greenwich, to France, Spain, Africa and Antarctica, revealing the Greenwich Meridian's fascinating history along the way.

Product code: 9781906367619

ISBN 9781906367619
Every year, thousands of people come to the Royal Observatory Greenwich to have their photograph taken on the Prime Meridian Line - Longitude 0 Degrees - as they stand in the Eastern and Western Hemispheres at the same time. But what is the purpose and history of the Greenwich Meridian?