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  • Science in Sport, or the Pleasures of Astronomy. A New Game

    An astronomical board game, folded into cardboard slip case, entitled 'Science in Sport, or the Pleasures of Astronomy; A New & Instructive Pastime. Revised & approved by Mrs. Bryan; Blackheath', 'Published, December 17th 1804, by the Proprietor, John Wallis, No. 16, Ludgate Street, London:____ of whom may be had Science…

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  • From sundials to caesium – a brief (140 character) history of time - 20 Nov 2014

    We had some fascinating speakers at our Clocking Off Late event last week talking about space, time and our place in the universe. We were live tweeting along but for those who missed it we’ve collected some of the best bits below. First up Louise Devoy, Curator of Royal Observatory Greenwich,...


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  • The Canopic Times: Hot off the Press from the south Atlantic - 27 Nov 2014

      As well his journal featured as November’s item of the month, (ref: JOD/106/1), Harry Bennett’s diairies include a fascinating newspaper produced on board HMS Canopus. The Canopic Times was produced at the time of the battle of the Coronel on 1 November 1914. It is a ‘ship board’ newspaper...

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