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…

Goodbye Longitude Punk’d

Since April last year, a mob of madcap inventors, stargazing scientists and elegant explorers took over the Royal Observatory, taking visitors on an adventure into a world where scientific convention and the laws of nature had been re-written. Sadly all this fun had to come to an end, and on…

Guest post: Dressing up Steampunk Style!

Jema Hewitt is a costume artist and author whose Steampunk alter ego “Emilly Ladybird” is well known on the international steam punk Scene. Emilly is an adventurer and bon vivant devoted to absinthe and gin, while Jema has created several spectacular costume pieces for Longitude Punk’d including the iconic Orrery…

Letting off steam (punk) with Jeff VanderMeer

With Longitude Punk’d continuing to amuse and confuse at the Royal Observatoyr and with Clocking Off LATE less than 2 weeks away, I decided to catch up with author of The Steampunk Bible and the newly released Steampunk Users Manual, Jeff VanderMeer. KM: To mark the 300th anniversary of the passing of…