[time-nuts] Is this off topic?

Maggie Leber k3xs at arrl.net
Sat Sep 22 10:48:46 EDT 2007


On 9/21/07, Bill Hawkins <bill at iaxs.net> wrote:

> Does anyone care about how we got to where we are?

I certainly do.

The time and astronomy exhibits at the Franklin Institute Science
Museum sparked and interest in these subjects in me as a child...alas
now more of a theme-park tourist attraction than a museum.  From an HF
receiver permanently tuned to WWV to a working model of the Strasbourg
astronomical clock, much fodder for young minds.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strasbourg_astronomical_clock

Last summer I was fortunate to make a bit of a pilgrimage to the Royal
Observatory at Greenwich, where they have a delightful "Time Gallery"

http://www.nmm.ac.uk/server/show/ConWebDoc.20428

Some photos from my trip:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/maggiel/201078081/in/set-72157594201000407/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/maggiel/190859663/in/set-72157594201000407/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/maggiel/200953067/in/set-72157594201000407/

A good read on a Smithsonian exhibit on the history of timekeeping in the US:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0821227793/

My horology tags: http://del.icio.us/MaggieL/horology


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