March 05, 2013, 10:57 am -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Greenwich is much more than the site of the Meridian Line, giving tourists the chance to hop over time itself. The Greenwich Observatory is one of several other museums in the area which promote exciting, ambitious work that investigates man's relationship with the sky and sea.
This March 2013, the astronomically-curious should make a beeline for the Observatory as it launches its exhibition Alien Revolution, part of the Royal Observatory's Alien Season, which includes planetarium shows, public talks, workshops, sci-fi movie screenings and courses.
The premise is simple. Since Copernicus' displacement of Earth as the centre of the universe, many people, from scientists to clergymen, have considered an infinite universe and the possible inhabitants of other planets.
This exhibition finds the Observatory investigating the development of our opinion on aliens, in both science and culture, and how it has influenced religion, literature, philosophy, art and film.
And it's a beautiful place to do it. This museum of time and space was designed and constructed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1675. It also marks the site of the Greenwich Meridian, the ‘beginning' or base point for World Time – Longitude 0 on the map.
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