The empire is a scientific powerhouse, leading the world in diverse fields from astronomy to zoology. With global commerce and travel now a significant part of daily life, in order to ease logisitics, it has been deemed time to harmonize several empire-centric meridians – lines of zero longitude – into one prime meridian. In honor of your empire's famed status, this prime meridian has been voted to run through your empire's capital. How should you celebrate this age of scientific enlightenment?
We should celebrate this great honor modestly, and continue our legacy of learning.
An expedition of our most distinguished minds will circumnavigate the globe, following the prime meridian.