In Search of England: Herstmonceux Observatory Science Centre

Royal Greenwich Observatory, Herstmonceux

The working centre of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich (ROG) from 1958 to 1990.

It helps to live near an observatory at certain points in one’s life. When my elation over the impending solar eclipse on 20 March had faded, I realised on Wednesday that I had no glasses with which to view the sun through, and Herstmonceux, a place that I vaguely remembered existed close by in East Sussex, became my solution. Continue reading