Doodle Science - November 2019

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Ruhmkorff Coil Sparks
Some big sparks from my induction or Rumkopf coil, this wonderful thing was given to me a while ago and I restored it to it's former glory. Using only 6V DC in it transforms it to kilo volts of AC. It can even be used to make a simple radio, it does interfere with the WiFi a bit mind.
Great Dates in Sci and Tech for November

1st of November 1520~ Magellan enters the straits named after him on the voyage to circumnavigate the world. On the 28th he enters the Pacific. He did not survive the trip but some of his sailors did.
3rd of November 1993 Leon Theremin dies, the creator of the spooky musical instrument you play by waving your arms around and electronic bugs.
5th of November 1743~ First coordinated observation of the transit of Mercury, the rocket science of its day.
8th of November 1895 ~ Rontgen Discovers X rays while looking for something else.
10th of November 1983~ First computer virus. Fred Cohen demonstrates the first one, somebody had to.
11th of November 1930 ~Einstein and Szilard patent a fridge that needs no electricity.
13th of November 1971 ~ Mariner 9 goes into orbit around Mars, the first space craft to orbit another planet
20th of November 1905 ~ Einstein publishes the paper that leads to the most famous equation in science, E = mc2, it took a while for people to notice.
21st of November 1859 ~ Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" goes on sale in London and sells out quickly
24th of November 1969 ~ Apollo 12 splashes down in the Pacific having taken the second men to the Moon.
25th of November 1867 ~ Nobel patents Dynamite and makes his fortune
30th of November 1934 ~ The Flying Scotsman becomes the first official 100mph Steam Locomotive

Things in the sky this month.

November 5, 6 - Taurids Meteor Shower.
November 11 - Rare Transit of Mercury Across the Sun. Can't see it from Europe
November 12 - Full Moon.
November 17, 18 - Leonids Meteor Shower.
November 24 - Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter.
November 26 - New Moon.
November 28 - Mercury at Greatest Western Elongation.

some sites worth a look at

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Some great Science pictures

Bird Migration

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