Open Dome VIRTUAL - 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: Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton,
- 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 virtually and only the talk component. A link to the material on YouTube will be emailed to everyone who is attending virtually in their confirmation email. We will be happy to answer questions posted as response to the video over the following days. So do keep booking onto this event. If you haven't booked you might need to wait a while before you can see it.
You can also attend the event in person and enter our planetarium but would need to book the Open Dome IN PERSON event to purchase your ticket.