SIC Palermo Online Seminar

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We are happy to announce the program for the SIC Online Seminar for accepted speakers who could not attend and present their paper at the SIC Symposium in Palermo due to illness or other reasons. We will now get the opportunity to listen to their papers online. The Seminar will take place at 19:00 – …

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DHST Global History of Science and Technology Festival 2023

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Join us online as the SIC President, Roland Wittje, takes part in this 24-hour global event in which 53 speakers based in 35 different countries will be speaking about the latest ideas in history of science scholarship. Roland’s talk, entitled Rethinking Scientific Instruments and Education in History of Science will take place during Session 9 …

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SIC Seminar October 2022

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This online seminar was created to provide an opportunity for speakers who could not attend the Athens Symposium to present their papers to the SIC community. 9:00 BST / 10:00 CEST / 16:00 CST Replicating the Enigma Machine: Code Brain in the Past, Education Today Zhao Ke (Electronic Science and Technology Museum, University of Electronic …

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SIC Virtual Tour: The Physics Museum, La Plata National University, Argentina

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The Physics Museum, located within the Physics Department of the National University of La Plata, has the mission of preserving, studying, and providing access to the historical heritage that forms its collection, and to function as a participatory science center. The Museum’s collection developed around a complete set of Max Kohl demonstration instruments, which was …

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SIC Virtual Tour: The South African Astronomical Obervatory (SAAO), Cape Town

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A 20-minute video tour of the historic domes and telescopes, followed by a Q&A session in the SAAO Museum, hosted by Ian Glass and Auke Slotegraaf. The Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, was founded in 1820 and in 1972 became the headquarters of the newly created South African Astronomical Observatory. Over the years, many …

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SIC Virtual Tour: Electronic Science and Technology Museum, Chengdu, China

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As the first comprehensive museum of electronic science and technology of China, the Electronic Science and Technology Museum (ESTM) was built by the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in Chengdu in 2016. The ESTM has collected over 14,000 objects in six sections, namely radar, radio and television, electronic measuring instruments, electronic components …

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SIC Virtual Tour: Palermo Observatory, Sicily, Italy

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On Tuesday 23 March 2021, the Scientific Instrument Commission (SIC) will host a virtual visit to the Museum of Palermo Astronomical Observatory (Museo della Specola di Palermo) at 16:30-17:30 Central European Time (CET) (UTC+1), starting at 15.30 GMT, 10:30 EST and 09:30 CST respectively. Ileana Chinnici will share with us a selection of interesting items from the …

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SIC Virtual Tour: The History of Science and Technology collection of Yale University’s Peabody Museum, West Haven, Connecticut, USA

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Our host Alexi Baker will share with us a selection of interesting objects from the collection, followed by a Q&A session. The Yale Peabody Museum has a nationally-important but little-known collection of many interesting and important artifacts. It initially emerged from Professor Derek de Solla Price (1922-1983) working to preserve Yale's own apparatus from across …

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