Imagine sailing the seas, with a map only partially filled, the stars clouded by the night sky above and no accurate way to determine whether you were headed home or into disaster...
This was the life of sailors in the 1700’s and the catalyst for the Longitude Act of 1714, which offered tantalizing rewards for anybody who could find the "longitude solution".
What happened next? You'll have to visit “Ships, Clocks & Stars: the Quest for Longitude” at Australian National Maritime Museum to find out: www.anmm.gov.au/longitude
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