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How late is it? An easy question to answer. That was not always the case. Nottingham's Bromley House Library houses one of the three remaining meridian sundials in the UK. Hear more about this fascinating time piece in Dr D Brown (NTU) talk Exploring Time and Experience Science.

  • From: Thursday 27 April 2017, 8 pm
  • To: Thursday 27 April 2017, 10 pm
  • Location: CELS, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS
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Time is a tricky concept. Even determining what it is can be a challenge. Especially during the expansion of our rail network in the 19th century it became ever more important to ensure only one time in the UK is used.

Dr D Brown (NTU) will be introducing a more than 180 year old fully functional meridian sundial located in Bromley House Library, Nottingham. This is one of only three remaining of its kind in the UK. He will introduce an IoP project to showcase its history and functionality. This presentation will be followed by a brief introduction to what is visible in this month's sky.

Booking is required for this event. While attending, you consent to filming, photography, and sound recording – which may include you as a member of the audience – and its use in publication or advertising distribution, either printed or online, without payment or copyright.


The event will start at 8 pm with Dr D Brown (NTU) talk Exploring Time and Experience Science. Refreshments will be offered from 7.45 pm in the CELS foyer. Afterwards, visitors will get a tour of the NTU observatory and the chance to see interesting objects in the spring sky using the observatory's telescopes, small telescopes and binoculars, if the weather allows it.

If the weather is not good, a small planetarium session will be offered in the observatory pointing out objects of interest.

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Booking is required for this event. Entrance is free and available to everyone who is interested.

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Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
NG11 8NS


Parking is available only for booked visitors in the Main Gate car park.

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