A second in one-hundred days – the results

The last time I wrote about Clock B, we had just commenced an official 100-day trial to see if it would keep up with John Harrison’s expectations. In the last blog post the conditions and aims of the trial were outlined. In this post I will add a little detail…

Maskelyne Symposium

Because last month’s Maskelyne Symposium, on 14-15 October, has now happened, the details have been taken off the NMM’s website. For posterity, therefore, I thought it would be wise to record details of the programme here. All-in-all, though, I thought the event went very well: many thanks to all the…

Peopling the Past

The project team have certainly been making the most of the conference scene recently. Last week saw some of us spending a thought-provoking two days at the National Maritime Museum, at their ‘Peopling the Past‘ conference scheduled to coincide with the opening of the new Sammy Ofer Wing. Through five…

The Maskelynian revival

Maskelyne’s trousers have again inspired a reconsideration of the man, this time in a nice story by Stephanie Pain for the New Scientist. While I am not sure that owning a funny suit necessarily works as proof that Maskelyne was a nice guy, it seems to be the case that the survival of this…