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So longitude, farewell

This, as they say, is it. After just over five years of sometimes frenzied activity (some of which I’ve tried to capture in a project outcomes page), the Board of Longitude project has come to an end. Well, almost. Our AHRC funding finished at the end of July 2015, but there’s a…

A second in one-hundred days – the results

The last time I wrote about Clock B, we had just commenced an official 100-day trial to see if it would keep up with John Harrison’s expectations. In the last blog post the conditions and aims of the trial were outlined. In this post I will add a little detail…

The Art & Science of Exploration

Readers of this blog will be well aware that Ships, Clocks and Stars is not the only exhibition taking over the National Maritime Museum as part of our Longitude Season. As well as Longitude Punk’d up at the Observatory, we have recently opened The Art & Science of Exploration, 1768-80 in the Queen’s…

Irregularity – new stories inspired by the history of science

Today we’re really pleased to announce the publication of Irregularity, a new speculative fiction anthology. Published by Jurassic London, Irregularity has been put together to complement our new exhibition, Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude, which opens next week. It’s a really good match, since the challenge of…