Open Dome IN PERSON - A History of Time - The Bromley House Meridian Sundial
Join Dr Daniel Brown (NTU), Matt Hinckley (NTU), and Clare Brown (Bromley House Library Director) in their talk The Meridian Sundial at Bromley House - Current findings from simulations and other examples across the UK. The presentation will address how the line was constructed using recent high precision 3D models.
- From: Thursday 27 April 2023, 8 pm
- To: Thursday 27 April 2023, 10 pm
- Location: LT4, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton, Nottingham,
- Booking deadline: Thursday 27 April 2023, 8.00 pm
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We don't usually worry about setting our clocks and watches ourselves to the right time, only complaining while resetting clocks to summer or winter time. But this was not always the case. We had to rely upon time signals from for example the BBC or other sources and our watches were not always as precise as they are now. Even worse, nearly every town had their own time.
The Bromley House Library houses a fascinating historic time keeping tool. Their meridian sundial has a fascinating story to tell about the beginning of the unified definition of time across the UK as well as how sundials keep time. It offers an amazing insight into defining time. Dr Daniel Brown (NTU) together with Matt Hinckley (NTU) and Clare Brown (Bromley House Library Director) will present their joint project in the talk The Meridian Sundial at Bromley House - Current findings from simulations and other examples across the UK. The presentation will include simulated views and scans trying to address how the line was constructed and its precision. The work includes recent high precision 3D models, accurate alignment survey of meridian, results form past citizen science project, and hints upon a most likely construction method of the meridian
Booking is required for this event while attending in person. 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.
This event is taking place as a hybrid event on NTU campus. This will allow a flexible way of attending. You are currently booking to attend in person (including observatory and planetarium tour with possible observations) and will need to purchase a £5 ticket for the event. If you are underage or an NTU student there is no charge.
You can also attend the virtual talk for free but would need to book the Open Dome VIRTUAL event to receive the link details.
The event will start at 8pm with Dr Daniel Brown (NTU) together with Matt Hinckley (NTU) and Clare Brown (Bromley House Library Director) in their talk The Meridian Sundial at Bromley House - Current findings from simulations and other examples across the UK.
Refreshments will be offered from 7.45 pm in LT4 within the Teaching and Learning Building. After the talk, visitors will be able to enter the NTU planetarium, 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, the planetarium session will be pointing out objects of interest as well.
Parking is available only for booked visitors in the Main Gate car park.
Please ensure to enter the campus via Main Gate only!
Ensure to allow for sufficient time since you will need to contact security at the barrier to identify the event you wish to visit. Furthermore it is a 3 minute walk from the car park to Teaching and Learning Building.
Main gate entrance is located on the A453 closest towards the city, ie the first entrance when travelling from Nottingham towards Clifton.
Please avoid entering via South Gate as you will not be able to access the staff car park nor will security staff allow access via that barrier.
The exact location of the car park is in latitude and longitude 52.912958, -1.183357 or via GoogleMaps .
Please note that the venue is within the Teaching and Learning Building, see Google Maps. Please be advised that this is NOT the CELS building.