Doodle Science - January 2019

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

Radioactive Tooth Paste. I came across this advert for an old and probably now defunct brand of tooth paste in a museum in Vienna. Just the thing for a bright smile.
Great Dates in Sci and Tech for January

2nd of January 1860 ~The planet Vulcan is announced in Paris, it did not really exist.
4th of 1643 ~ Isaac Newton was born. So he was a Capricorn.
7th 1610 ~ Galileo starts finding the moons of Jupiter
8th year uncertain ~ My birthday
9th 1923~ Aircraft pioneer La Cierva makes first autogyro flight
13th 1610 ~ Galileo find the 4th Moon of Jupiter
13th 1938 ~ Church of England accepts evolution
18th 1916 ~ Meteorite hits a house in Missouri
29th 1886 ~ Benz patents the first petrol car.
In the sky this month

January 3, 4 - Quadrantids Meteor Shower. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Bootes, but can appear anywhere in the sky.
January 6 - New Moon.
January 6 - Venus at Greatest Western Elongation. Look for the bright planet in the eastern sky before sunrise.
January 6 - Partial Solar Eclipse. (NASA Map and Eclipse Information)
January 21 - Full Moon, Supermoon. The Moon will be at its closest approach to the Earth and may look slightly larger and brighter than usual.
January 22 - Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter.
January 21 - Total Lunar Eclipse. The eclipse will be visible throughout most of North America, South America, the eastern Pacific Ocean, western Atlantic Ocean, extreme western Europe, and extreme western Africa. (NASA Map and Eclipse Information)

Sites worth a look

Vienna Technical Museum
World Satellite images from the Met Office
RSPB garden bird survey, get involved

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