TOTD was at a conference in Cambridge last week and visited the amazing Whipple Museum of the History of Science. The collection contains examples of scientific instruments relating to astronomy, navigation, surveying, drawing and calculating, including some magnificent globes and sundials. …

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Don’t miss this heavnely show which is on this week – probably best seen on the morning of the Thurday 13th. http://transientsky.wordpress.com/2010/08/10/2010-perseids-meteor-shower/ There is, of course, more information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perseids and more news from a UK newspaper that hasn’t started …

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