Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Friday May 25, 1894

The Meridian Building, which once housed the Upper and Lower Computing Rooms, in the 1930s © NMM
The Upper & Lower Computing rooms were cleaned previous to the Visitation.
Afternoon. A half-holiday was granted by the Astronomer Royal in recognition of the excellent way the computing had been kept up to day.

Frank Dyson, Chief Assistant


Went to Deal in afternoon returning Sunday
Observatory closed this afternoon & tomorrow, Saturday, (Queen’s Birthday)

William Christie, Astronomer Royal

RH says..... Readers may be interested to know that staff working at the ROG are still given a day off in honour of Queen Victoria's birthday (24th May). Since this Monday was a bank holiday, my four-day weekend has resulted in a slight delay in putting up posts.....

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