Doodle Science - September 2016



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

Ian B Dunne Science Shows Postcard

I did this little drawing over the summer and I really like it so I thought I would share.

Great Dates in Sci and Tech for September


1st 1859 ~ A solar superstorm affects electrical telegraph service, if it happened today satellite TV and phones could fail.

4th 1956 ~ The IBM RAMAC 305 is introduced, the first commercial computer that used a magnetic storage disk

7th 1927 ~ Philo Farnsworth makes the first fully electronic TV system

8th 1930 ~ 3M begins marketing transparent tape, the Cellotape age begins

10th 2008 ~ The Large Hadron Collider at CERN is powered up, still no black holes

14th 1752 ~ The British Empire adopts the Gregorian Calendar, going from the 2nd of September to the 14th overnight.

18th 1984 ~ Joe Kittinger ( who also holds the longest time highest parachute jump record, height has gone to Baumgartner) completes the first solo balloon crossing of the Atlantic

20th 1633 ~ Galileo is tried before the Inquisition for teaching that the Earth orbits the Sun

23rd 1846 ~ Neptune is discovered by Le Verrier and Adams and verified by Galle

27th 1905 ~ Einstein published E= mc²

28th 1928 ~ Fleming notices the bacterial killing mould that becomes known as penicillin

30th 2004 ~ First pictures of a giant squid in its natural habitat are taken in the Pacific

Things in the sky this month.


1st New Moon and annual solar eclipse across much of East Africa

3rd Neptune at opposition, closest approach but it is so far away it will still be a tiny blue dot.

16th full Moon and lunar eclipse, visible from Eastern Europe.22nd Equinox, equal day and night

28th Mercury will be as far away from the sun as it gets in the morning sky.

Good thing to do

Watch for swallows starting to head south.

some links


Nasa Picture of the Day

Sports Science

National Oceanography Centre

Science cakes on Pinterest