Doodle Science - July 2017

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

Stonehenge, I recently went there, amazing people from all over the world go there and then turn their backs on it for a selfie.

Great Dates in Sci and Tech for July

1st, 1858 Darwin and Wallace's paper on Natural selection is read to the Linnean society. (Good)
3rd, 1844 the last pair of Great Auks is killed (Bad)
and in 1886 Benz unveils the first purpose build car. (Probably Good)
5th, 1687 Newton published the Principia (Good)
10th, 1962 Telstar is launched, the first communications satellite (Good)
and in 1997 Scientists announce that DNA evidence supports the out of Africa theory of human evolution placing "African Eve" at between 100,000 and 200,000 years ago. (We are all closely related, probably Good)
19th, 1912 a meteorite explodes over Holbrook Arizona and showers 16,000 bits on the town. (Bad, but interesting)
21st, 1969 Armstrong and Aldrin walk on the Moon. (Good)
25th, 1978 the first test tube baby is born. (Good)

Things in the sky this month.

Fairly quiet this month but
July 9th Full Moon
July 23rd New Moon
July 29, 30 - Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower.
July 30 - Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elongation

Interesting links

The Smithsonian


History of astronomy

Champion Trees of the UK