Doodle Science - May 2018

Circulated to schools, organisations and individuals - covering primary science and related bits and bobs.

Kat the demonic Robot cat by Ian B Dunne
My robot cat, Kat, 3d printed skeleton, arduino controled, a glove puppet skin and a hand sewn cushion. I made him for my Kurious Kabinet of Dr Katterfelto show, but I have been using him in some of my school visits, So many people want to stroke him and he has n't attacked any body.

Great Dates in Sci and Tech for May

1st 1753 ~ Lineaus first publishes his Species Plantarum and so gets systematic naming of the natural world going.
4th 1975 ~ Gates and Allen form Microsoft
2nd 1933 ~ First sighting of the Loch Ness monster. Did they or didn't they? One thing is for certain, nobody has caught it.
5th 1925 ~ John Scopes is arrested in Tennessee for teaching evolution and in 1804 the High Possil Meteorite is the first recorded meteorite fall in Scotland.
7th 1795~ France adopts the metre as the basic unit of length measurement.
11th 1905 ~Einstein unveils special relativity.
17th 1902 ~ Spiridion Stais finds the Antikethyra mechanism.
24th 1849 ~ Morse transmits the first telegraph message from Baltimore to Washington.
29th 1919 ~ Arthur Eddington takes measurements of stars during an eclipse to test Einsteins theory of relativity.

Things in the sky this month.

Venus is good in the Sunset at the moment, the predawn sky has Jupiter, Saturn and Mars but highlights include
May 9 - Jupiter at Opposition. Closest to the Earth
May 15 - New Moon.
May 29 - Full Moon.

Interesting links

Some things to do with magnets
Ancient Chinese Science
Mega fauna of the ice age