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    Herstmoneaux, Sussex.

    Herstmoneaux castle is home to the Greenwich Observatory.

    Various shots of the castle, pan to the observatory on a nearby hill.

    Various shots showing the observatory domes. C/U of a massive telescope coming out of a hatch in the dome.

    Various shots inside the dome. Observer Norman Walker sits in a chair at the base of the telescope and moves it with levers. Various shots of Senior Experimental Officer Philip Laurie operating the "four-inch photo-heliograph" - it is his job to photograph sunspots. Various C/Us of the "weird apparatus" inside the dome, including a "gadget that keeps the telescope in line with the earth's spin".

    Some more shots of the exterior of the observatory.

    Cuts exist - please see separate record.

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  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/06/1963
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    3260
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    233.11
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:27:00 / 01:51:49:00
    Canister:
    CP 443
    Sort Number:
    CP 443
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    This Place in History
  • Stills

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