This page is intended to support a lecture given by Graham Dolan to the Flamsteed Society at Greenwich.
This page covers Christie’s life and many of the changes that took place on his watch. There are links to the telescopes and buildings connected with him etc.
This page covers in detail the whole story and background to the magnetic of the interference at Greenwich caused by the railways.
These three pages are essential reading for understanding the politics and difficulties that arose during the Observatory's Herstmonceux years.
This page gives details of how the Board was constituted and how it operated.
This page gives details of how staffing structures changed over the years.
This page gives details of the build up to the conference and how its resolutions were put into practice.
This link takes you to the volume of results and discussions of the Greenwich - Paris longituded determinations that were carried out in 1888, 1892 and 1902.
This page has woodcuts derived from the photos of the Transit of Venus huts on the South Ground. Note the Victorian equivalent of ‘photoshopping’ that was carried out on the second one.
For those who are into intersted in seeing for themselves where Christie lived after retirement, here are the postcodes of his houses:
Deepdale, Woldingham, Surrey, CR3 7HH
The Tower House, Downe, Kent, BR6 7JS
The Tower House has reverted to its old name Trowmers and is currently on the market. Link here. Only those who can afford the Mansion Tax will be able to buy it!