Doodle Science - September 2019


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SpaceShuttleDiscovery
The Space Shuttle Discovery at the Udvar Hazy Museum near Washington DC. This machine went to space 39 times spending a total of a year in orbit. I had not realised until I saw it just how think the thermal tiles are, a good 40mm.


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.

Not a lot going on but a bit
September 9 - Neptune at Opposition.
September 14 - Full Moon.
September 23 - September Equinox.
September 28 - New Moon.


some links



The Discovery at the Udvar Hazy
Great Geology Pictures
History of Spoons