Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkin’s conceptual drawing of the Paleozoic Museum. Image credit Annual report of the Board of Commissioners of the Central Park (1858)
Book Review: The Astronomer and the Witch, Johannes Kepler’s Fight for His Mother
“No history of astronomy is complete without mentioning that Johannes Kepler had to defend his mother against charges of witchcraft; and in most of them it is just that, a mention.”
‘We The People’ : On This Day
On 14th of May 1787 delegates gathered in Philadelphia to draw up an American Constitution.
Weather Forecast: Dry. Patchy Mist and Fog
Southerly breezes freshening. Maximum temperature 14 °C.
The Lost Gardens of Orkney, 13, Gardening Tools
Gardening implements could be expensive, especially the larger ones like stone rollers which would be used to flatten lawns in large gardens. These were usually pulled by men as there was concern that if horses or other animals were used the lawns might be damaged. Casual labour would often be used for this purpose supervised, of course, by the head gardener.
Hospitalisations Continue to Decrease #Covid Weekly Update
The number of COVID-19 patients in hospital is an indicative measure of the pressure on hospitals, as these patients still require isolation from other patients for infection control purposes.
How to Measure a Massive Cosmic Explosion
Artist impression of a black hole accretion Image credit: Credit John A. Paice “It could be that these events, although extremely rare, are so energetic that they are key processes to how the centres of galaxies change over time.” Dr Philip Wiseman, University of Southampton
Weather Forecast: Dry with sunny spells. Low cloud and mist at times.
Light winds. Maximum temperature 12 °C.
Investing in Green Hydrogen
Projects in Orkney are amongst the 32 in Scotland which will benefit from Scottish Government investment in green hydrogen.
When the Barriers Closed & the Ferry Stopped
“The islanders complain they are now totally cut off. Before the war the islanders could rely on a regular two vessel service, but this was withdrawn when the barrier was opened.” – Sunday Post 08.02.1948