This page is intended to support a lecture given by Graham Dolan to the Orpington Astronomical Siciety at High Elms, Bromley on 24 November 2016.
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 background to the magnetic interference at Greenwich caused by the railways and the subsequent move to Abinger.
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 longitude determinations that were carried out in 1888, 1892 and 1902.
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