[time-nuts] Is this off topic?
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.
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"
Some photos from my trip:
A good read on a Smithsonian exhibit on the history of timekeeping in the US:
My horology tags: http://del.icio.us/MaggieL/horology
Margaret Stephanie Leber CCP, SCJP SCWCD
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