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The National Maritime Museum Longitude Editathon

 Registration is closed for this event
the National Maritime Museum is hosting an editathon on Wednesday the 15th April 2015, to improve Wikipedia articles about Longitude. This free public event is part of the partnership between the National Maritime Museum and Wikimedia UK and is led by Jonathan Cardy. Please do register to join us!

Location: The editathon itself is taking place in Greenwich. This is in Greenwich, travel details. The venue is wheelchair accessible

Time: The event will take place from 10:00AM, with lunch kindly provided by our hosts the National Maritime Museum. 

Cost: Free. 

The National Maritime Museum is the world's largest maritime museum, "filled with inspirational stories of exploration and endeavour at sea and packed to the gunwales with intriguing objects and fascinating galleries".

The Board of Longitude were the administrators of rewards for the development of accurate ways to determine longitude, and thereby the sponsors of some major scientific and exploratory discoveries that had a major impact on world history.


Draft Agenda:

Wiki training will be available for those that need it. We hope to have an even mix of expert Wikipedians and experts from the NMM.

How to prepare:

  • If you don't already have one, create a Wikipedia account - en:Special:UserLogin/signup
  • Learn about editing if you like: w:en:Wikipedia:Tutorial, or Getting started on Wikipedia for more information
  • Think about what you would like to edit about - you can even prepare some materials to bring with you on the day
  • It is advisable to bring a laptop computer though we have some spares: tell us on the form if you won't be able to bring one.
  • See the event's page on Wikipedia for more details and feel free to add your username or to suggest articles for improvement.



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April 15th, 2015 10:00 AM   through   5:00 PM