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    Re: Kew Observatory
    From: Brad Morris
    Date: 2010 Mar 13, 11:24 -0500

     

     

    Funny thing about large slabs of granite.  They are so heavy, they are generally not moved around much.  Where they sit is where they stay.

     

    I wonder if the calibration granite is still on location? 

     

    Best Regards

    Brad

     

    Also, on a minor note, since I mentioned the location of the sextant room from the 1897 article above, it turns out that the calibration apparatus was moved to another tiny room, the neighboring "pendulum room" (also in the basement), in 1885 due to increased demands for its use. Maybe the sextant room was overflowing with the hundreds of instruments they were testing by that date.


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