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The Physical Tourist¶Scientific Travels in the Irish Countryside
Physics in Perspective
  • Tom Greenslade, Kenyon College
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Newly-prosperous Ireland has a number of sites which the scientific traveller can visit. There are apparatus museums at Birr and Maynooth, and a collection of early apparatus at the physics department of the Irish National University in Galway. The main attraction at Birr is the Rosse Telescope, with its 6-ft diameter speculum, built in the 1840s, and recently refurbished. Travellers to Northern Ireland can see applied geology at the Giant's Causeway.
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“The Physical Tourist: Scientific Travels in the Irish Countryside”, Physics in Perspective, 2, 313-326 (2000)