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LSS: Barry Hamblin – The Measurement of Time

Description: ZOOM TALK - Barry Hamblin

'Time Gentlemen Please – a history of the measurement of time'.

Our calendar was first developed by the Romans and has a fascinating history. It was initially a lunar calendar but developed into a solar calendar.

Our day is divided in two lots of twelve hours with hours divided into sixty minutes and minutes into sixty seconds. Why were these numbers used?

Barry became fascinated by this subject when he taught navigation to airline pilots. He found they understood the concepts better with some of this historical background to explain why and how we measure time the way we do.

Barry also repairs clocks!

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Location: Online via Zoom
Date: Sunday, 13 September 2020
Time: 18:30 BST
Access: Public
Category: LSS - Public event (not at Secular Hall)*
Created by: Public Access ( by LSS editor )
Updated: Sunday, 13 September 2020 14:34 GMT
Attachments: None

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