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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...

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 -...