Thursday, April 05, 2012


googleartproject  <--add this to your vocabulary

take a virtual tour, view by artist, run the slideshow ...

Sunday, April 01, 2012

spring 2012 to April 1st

March 27, 2012 evening

March 28, 2012

March 29, 2012

March 30th, 2012 morning

March 30th, 2012 afternoon

March 31st, 2012

April 1st, 2012

spring 2012, croci, weeping cherry to 27th

March 20, 2012 croci

March 23, 2012

March 24, 2012

March 26, 2012, morning

March 26, mid day

March 26, afternoon

time ? what's time to a pig?
Senior Curator of Horology, now that's a cool title.   In this audio podcast,

Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the measurement of time. Early civilisations used the movements of heavenly bodies to tell the time, but even in the ancient world more sophisticated timekeeping devices such as waterclocks were known. The development of mechanical clocks in Europe emerged in the medieval period when monks used such devices to sound an alarm to signal it was the hour to pray, although these clocks did not tell them the time. For hundreds of years clocks were inaccurate and it proved hard to remedy the problems, let alone settle on a standard time that the country should follow. It was with the advent of the railways that time finally became standardised in Britain in the mid-19th century and only in 1884 that Greenwich became the prime meridian of the world. Atomic clocks now mark the passing of the days, hours, and minutes and they are capable of keeping time to a second in 15 million years.

With: Kristen Lippincott Former Director of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich

Jim Bennett Director of the Museum of the History of Science at the University of Oxford

Jonathan Betts Senior Curator of Horology at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich