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Ships, Clocks and Stars: the Quest for LongitudeFrom July, the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich marks the 300th anniversary of the Longitude Act with Ships, Clocks and Stars, an exhibition which explores 'the Quest for Longitude' taking visitors from the coffee houses of London to the tropical climes of Cook's Pacific voyages. The race to determine longitude at sea gripped Europe during the 18th and 19th centuries with valuable rewards for whoever could crack the puzzle. Through this exhibition we see the ingenious methods, relationships and rivalries that shaped one of the largest scientific accomplishments in history.

 

About National Maritime Museum

Located in the heart of Greenwich, the National Maritime Museum has a monumental mission: to showcase mankind's association with the sea. The collection dates back to 1823 when a National Gallery of Naval Art was established, and the museum is housed in an elegant building which used to be an asylum. More about National Maritime Museum

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