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Scientific Instrument Society AGM 2022

Science Museum, London Exhibition Rd, South Kensington, London

An opportunity to attend the Society’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) and to see the new instrument-rich ‘Science City 1550-1800’ gallery. More images and info available at https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/see-and-do/science-city-1550-1800-linbury-gallery#gallery-highlights   Time Event Notes 12:30 Meet for lunch at the Queen’s Arms, 30 Queens Gate Mews, Kensington, London, Greater London, SW7 5QL https://www.thequeensarmskensington.co.uk/#/ Delegates to order and pay …

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Fireside Chat ’Above and Below: the Cornish pendulum experiments to weigh the world’

On-line, for SIS-members only.

Presented by Carolyn Kennett. Going down a Cornish mine with Carolyn Kennett. In 1826 and 1828 attempts were made by a group of eminent scientists including George Biddlell Airy and William Whewell to measure the density of the Earth. They would travel to the far southwest of England to Cornwall and down the deepest mine …

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Fireside Chat ‘Petrologic Microsopes’

On-line, for SIS-members only.

A typical example of a Petrologic Microscope. Presented by Thomas Schwarz, Germany. The second part of my collection: Petrologic microscopes. Giving a short introduction to this special kind of microscopy, I will start with the earliest genuine mineralogical microscopes made by the Berlin Maker, Rudolph Fuess. I will then continue to show the evolution of the …

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10th Gerard Turner Memorial Lecture 2022 ‘Two Enlightenment collections of scientific instruments in Hanoverian Britain’

Society of Antiquaries Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

Presented by Dr Alison Morrison-Low, National Museums Scotland Variable microscope, in silver, by George Adams the Elder, signed by C.W. Dixey, associated with John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute. NMS.T.1987.344 (c) National Museums Scotland. Portable silver compound astronomical device, unsigned, probably owned by Archibald Campbell, 1st Earl of Ilay and 3rd Duke of Argyll. NMS.T.2007.54 …

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