In this newest India Unboxed video, we visit the Whipple Museum of the History of Science to find out how transit instruments tracked the motion of the stars to keep time in India for the British Empire.

Find out more in the Whipple Museum’s exhibition Astronomy and Empire, 2 October 2017 – 28 September 2018.

India Unboxed is a year-long celebration across the University and city of Cambridge to mark the UK–India Year of Culture 2017. For more information about the India Unboxed exhibitions, events, digital interventions, discussions and installations, visit https://www.museums.cam.ac.uk/whats-on/india-unboxed.