Science Isn’t Just for Scientists—We Can All Take Part

Syndicated from post here.

Madeline Ostrander

After he moved to London in his early 20s, Luke Howard became obsessed with the weather. Howard had a day job running a pharmacy business in the 1790s and early 1800s, but he spent a lot of his spare time staring at the sky. He collected a set of makeshift weather instruments—glass thermometers; a hygrometer (to measure moisture in the air) cobbled together from a wire spring and a strip of whalebone; and a barometer attached to an old astronomical clock that he bought secondhand and repaired himself.



Buy Three Sonorans a coffee!
Become a sustaining member
Choose a level

What do you think?

%d bloggers like this: