This page provides a focus for historical information on HM Nautical Almanac Office. Work is in progress on a history of The Nautical Almanac, HM Nautical Almanac Office and its Superintendents covering the period 1767 to the post-war era.
The personal memoirs of Dr. D.H. Sadler, former Superintendent of HMNAO from 1936 to 1971, are now available. HMNAO wishes to thank Dr. George Wilkins for making these memoirs available to us and editing the original manuscripts.
A Personal History of The Royal Greenwich Observatory at Herstmonceux Castle, 1948-1990 by Dr. G.A. Wilkins, former Superintendent of HMNAO from 1971 to 1989, is now available via a link to the RGO Archives Collection at the Manuscripts Department of Cambridge University Library.