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Special on-line event for September: William Herschel and the Universe

On-line, for SIS-members only.

  **Exclusively for SIS Members** Saturday 3 September 2022 5pm London Time (BST = UTC+1) Online via Zoom This year is the 200th anniversary of the death of astronomer William Herschel (1738-1822). Join us for a special online event where we will screen the following film that celebrates the pioneering work and craftsmanship of this …

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

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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’

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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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