Doodle Science - May 2016

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Marble cliff near Padstow
This cliff, called Marble cliff near Padstow in Cornwall is a real geological oddity, according to dating evidence during the massive tectonic movement that formed this part of the world, this whole cliff was turned up side downNear by in a little pond fed by a spring, I found toads spawning.

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.
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.

6th New Moon
5/6 Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower, possibly 60 an hour and with a New Moon, might be good.
9th Transit of Mercury across the Sun, but not visible from Britain.
14th International Astronomy Day.
21st Full Moon.
22nd Mars at Opposition, as near as it gets to Earth.

Interesting links

Nasa Exo planets

Perfect Magnets working

Video compilation of Great Physics

The Hydraulophone