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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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  • November’s Item of the month: battle of the Coronel - 6 Nov 2014

    November’s Item of the month is a journal (JOD/106/1) kept by a navigating lieutenant on the Canopus, recording the battle of the Coronel, which took place off the Chilean coast, 100 years ago on Saturday. Harry Bennett did not witness the destruction of the British ships Good Hope and Monmouth,...

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