Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Clockmakers’ Charter

   The Queen’s Jubilee this year is being celebrated at Royal Museums Greenwich with a terrific new exhibition, “Royal River”, which takes a fascinating and richly illustrated look at the royal history of the Thames. The city livery companies naturally … Continue reading

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Whatever makes you tick!

    I’m fascinated by machines that are largely clockwork, but which don’t show the time. A visit by West Dean students to The Clockworks meant digging some intriguing items out of the stores. Consider the early electricity meter. Early … Continue reading

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Scientific instruments on a watchcase

  Only a very small selection of the British Museum’s vast collection of watches is on display. Fortunately many more are described and illustrated in the museum’s online collection database, free for all to browse and explore. Visit  www.britishmuseum.org > … Continue reading

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Second Rock from the Sun – Venus in a Sky of Diamonds

    The most eagerly awaited event of the astronomical calendar this year will pass us here on Earth on the 6th June. There are two Transits of Venus eight years apart but as this happens at intervals of more … Continue reading

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