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King's Observatory, Kew
Jul 13th, 2011 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | 1 Comment

King’s Observatory, Kew

The King’s Observatory was an astronomical and terrestrial magnetic observatory built for George III, a keen amateur astronomer. The architect was Sir William Chambers who also designed the Pagoda in nearby Kew...

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Patrick Baty carried out analysis of the early painted finishes in the Old Royal Observatory, Greenwich.
Dec 8th, 2010 | | Museums | Organisations | Portfolio | No Comments

The Old Royal Observatory

The Royal Observatory, Greenwich, was commissioned in 1675 by King Charles II and is best known as the location of the prime meridian. I advised on the colour of the time ball (the red-painted ball on the roof -...

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