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Royal Observatory Greenwich

The Royal Observatory is part of Royal Museums Greenwich and home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian line. It is one of the most important historic scientific sites in the world. It was founded by Charles II in 1675 and is, by international decree, the official starting point for each new day, year and millennium (at the stroke of midnight GMT as measured from the Prime Meridian).

Currently as part of our Science topic - Out of this World.  We've been exploring virtually the Solar System.  If you are interested in finding out more there are loads of informative videos you can find on the Royal Observatory's Vimeo channel.  Click on the image below to go and explore!