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    This year the Royal observatory in Greenwich exists 300 years. It was built on order?

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    1.
    GV: GREENWICH OBSERVATORY
    5 ft

    2.
    MV: REPORTER STANDUPPER ON PRIME MERIDIAN LINE
    17 ft

    3.
    CI: SIGN: "PRIME MERIDIAN OF THE WORLD"
    20 ft

    4.
    GV: OBSERVATORY (3 shots)
    30 ft

    5.
    MV: PRIME MERIDIAN LINE (3 shots)
    38 ft

    6.
    MV: REPORTER STANDUPPER ZOOM CU: CLOCK
    77 ft


    TILT DOWN CU : STANDARD MEASURES




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: This year the Royal observatory in Greenwich exists 300 years. It was built on order of Charles the Second.

    In the 50 ties the actual scientific centre was brought outside London, as the smog did obscure the views.

    The smog has cleared up now, but the telescope are so aged that they cannot compete with newer ones, those able to make photographers. The observatory at Greenwich is at the moment more a museum than an research centre. But as Dr. Perey Gaymour, senior planet lecture explains, there will be changes, because now the original telescope has been brought back again the Observatory will start a new life as a education centre.

    Student from the nearby Goldsmith college as well as amateur astrologers will attend courses and study.

    The nature of study will be the same as it was before: long time observations to calculate the masses of the starts, by measuring the time the stars need to circle around each other (Dr Seymour is the one giving the statement at the end of the film).

    Apart from the observatory it self the site houses the official standard (1866) of the yard and the foot, measures on the verge of becoming real museums items as Britain ??? to the ??? system at the moment.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5FVQ3X9GBQQ5QJCX4Y9BUW2O4
    Media URN:
    VLVA5FVQ3X9GBQQ5QJCX4Y9BUW2O4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/05/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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