In the Preface the author gives a brief indication of the changes in the character of the activities of the Royal Greenwich Observatory during the period that it was based at Herstmonceux Castle in Sussex. Then he gives an account of the structure of this "personal history", which is primarily concerned with the changing national and international activities in which he was involved, but which also describes in lesser detail the wide range of other activities of the staff.
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|Preface and full contents|
|2||The first stage of the move||1948-1955|
|3||Completion of the move and consolidation||1956-1965|
|4||Change of Control—Phase 1||1965-1971|
|5||S.R.C. Takes Control||1972-1981|
|6||End of an Era—Alec Boksenberg||1981-1990|
|7||The Move To Cambridge And Closure||1990-1998|
|8||Epilogue : Review, with Hindsight, of Principal Decisions|
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