Night Sky Underground Map Tea Towel

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This tea towel features our exclusive Night Sky Underground Map design, making it both functional and fun!

The tea towel will add a splash of colour to any kitchen and it will be fun to study the astronomy themed station names while doing the drying up.  A great gift for any fan of astronomy or space enthusiast.  Collectors of all things relating to cartography will enjoy adding this to their maps selection.

Have you ever imagined journeying though outer space or taking a cosmic commute? Now you can navigate nebulae, constellations, planets and other celestial features with our exclusive Night Sky Underground Map tea towel.

  • Designed by the Astronomy team at Royal Observatory Greenwich
  • Tea towel shows a large section of the map
  • 100% cotton
  • Wash at 40 degrees maximum
  • Made in UK
  • Copyright Transport for London / National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
  • TfL Registered User Number 17/5144
  • Exclusive to Royal Museums Greenwich

Astronomers at the Royal Observatory Greenwich have collaborated with Transport for London and the London Transport Museum to create this unique, space-themed collections alternative take on Harry Beck’s 1933 iconic Tube map. It retains the familiar graphic layout of the classic original, with over 400 renamed stations; all have an astronomical theme.

Launched to coincide with NASA’s Mars 2020 mission, each of the 11 London Underground lines on the iconic Tube map, along with the Docklands Light Railway, London Overground, London Tram, TfL Rail and Emirates Air Line have been changed to represent an astronomical subject, from constellations and galaxies to spacecraft and observatories around the world.

The map has been reimagined, creating a fun visual way for you to learn more about space and the night sky, including:
 
•         The Circle line showing objects within the Solar System, such as Earth (replacing Mansion House), Jupiter (Euston Square) and Saturn (Bayswater).
•         Nebulae populate the Jubilee line, including the Tarantula Nebula (Bermondsey) and Horsehead Nebula (Stanmore). 
•         Iconic spacecraft such as the historic Rosetta (Preston Road), Voyager 1 (Amersham) and the International Space Station (Uxbridge) represent the northern end of the Metropolitan line.
•         Hammersmith & City is represented by comets, such as Halley’s Comet (Royal Oak) and Hale-Bop (Wood Lane). 
•         The Central line showcases cosmology and exotic astrophysics, including the Big Bang (West Ruislip), Dark Matter (East Acton) and a Black Hole (Bank).

Discover prints and gifts by checking out our full Night Sky Underground Map range.

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