Ships, Clocks and Stars: The Quest for Longitude

Higgitt, Rebekah F. and Dunn, Richard (2014) Ships, Clocks and Stars: The Quest for Longitude. National Maritime Museum, 11 July 2014 - 4 January 2015, London, UK. Museum exhibition. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The National Maritime Museum’s 2014 Ships, Clocks & Stars exhibition told the extraordinary story of the race to determine longitude at sea. Marking the 300th anniversary of the passing of the Longitude Act in July 1714, Ships, Clocks & Stars - which ran from 11 July 2014 to 4 January 2015 - told the extraordinary story of the race to determine longitude (east-west position) at sea, helping to save seafarers from terrible fates including shipwreck and starvation. The exhibition drew on the latest research to shed new light on the history of longitude – one of the great achievements of the Georgian age.

Item Type: Show / exhibition
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of History
Faculties > Humanities > School of History > Centre for the History of the Sciences
Depositing User: Rebekah Higgitt
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2016 11:38 UTC
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2018 14:37 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/59575 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Higgitt, Rebekah F.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9387-4150
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