This blog is about objects and ideas in the story of time, as explored by the AHS. We're trying new ways of sharing what we're up to.
Monthly Archives: February 2014
On the one hand we have simple, easy to use, single-handed dials. On the other hand, some dials are not so straightforward. This clock has “fly-back” or “retrograde” hands. The hands proceed clockwise as usual but when they … Continue reading
Recently, I have been looking at the role of timekeepers in the history of science and whilst reading around the pre-pendulum era, happened upon a blog-worthy experiment conducted by Athanasius Kircher (1601/2-80). Kircher, a German Jesuit polymath, applied the … Continue reading