Royal Observatory Greenwich
A UNESCO World Heritage Site the Royal Observatory Greenwich was founded in 1675 and became a stepping stone in developing Great Britain’s astronomical abilities, which aided in crucial elements of nautical exploration and trading at the time; navigation, time-keeping and cartography. Dubbed “The home of time” on a visit to the observatory students can uncover the site’s history as well as a history of time itself with clocks, time-pieces and other timekeeping elements that have changed the world. Quite possibly the most famous attraction at the observatory is the Greenwich Meridian Line, the landmark which has noted the divide between the Eastern and Western hemispheres since the 19th century. Your group will be able to understand the global significance of the Greenwich Meridian Line, Greenwich Mean Time and how these have impacted the world they live in. The site’s astronomical background makes it a hot spot for discovery relating to the universe. As home to a fantastic planetarium, students can immerse themselves with cosmic exploration and unravel the mysteries of our universe and the galaxy in which Earth sits. This visit promises to be a unique and engaging visit for students of all subjects.