Royal Borough of Greenwich in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
Statue by Anatoly Novikov
On 12 April 1961 the Russian cosmonaut, Yuri Gargarin, became the first human being to travel into space. In 2011, to mark the 50th anniversary of Gagarin's flight, the Russian Space Agency, Roscosmos, presented this statue to the British Council. Its permanent home here at the Royal Observatory was chosen to reflect the long association of Greenwich with exploration of the oceans and of the heavens.
The statue is a copy of one by Novikov, commissioned in 1984 by the town of Lyubertsy, Russia, where Gagarin was originally an apprentice steel maker.
Installation generously facilitated by Roscosmos and the British Council, and supported by OAO Sovcomflot, Aeroflot, and the Russian State Railways.
Location. 51° 28.606′ N, 0° 0.039′ W. Marker is in Royal Borough of Greenwich, England, in Greater London County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Blackheath Avenue and Great Cross Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Marker is in this post office area: Royal Borough of Greenwich, England SE10 8XJ, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Flamsteed’s Well Telescope (about 120 meters away, measured Wolfe (about 120 meters away); William Herschel’s Telescope (about 120 meters away); The Greenwich Meridian Telescope (about 120 meters away); Time for everyone (about 120 meters away); The Royal Observatory (about 120 meters away); Airy’s meridian line (about 150 meters away); Bradley’s meridian line (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Royal Borough of Greenwich.
Also see . . . Royal Observatory, Greenwich on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 25, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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