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Pendulum Gravity Apparatus - Experimental, Melbourne Observatory, 1890s Object Reg. No: ST 023004

Summary:
Sterneck pendulum gravity apparatus for measuring value of g, the acceleration due to gravity.

In 1893, Pietro Baracchi made observations at Melbourne Observatory for comparison with those made at Greenwich in 1889 and Kew in 1888, by which the value of g for Melbourne could be differentially determined.
Description:
Consists of: 1. base with mirror attachment. 2. pendulum. 3. pendulum (spare). 4. pendulum, levelling. 5. test lamp. 6. telescope and spark assembly. 7. pendulum lifting fork. 8. cover.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Observatory, 1945
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: geophysics, sterneck pendulum gravity apparatus
Themes this item is part of: Melbourne Observatory Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Positional Astronomy at Melbourne Observatory, Weights & Measures at Melbourne Observatory, Melbourne Observatory & Standard Time in Victoria, Astrographic Catalogue, Transits of Venus, 1874 & 1882, Buildings at Melbourne Observatory, Star Observations & Personal Equation, Meteorology at Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1908, Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1944, Geodetic Survey of Victoria, 1858-1872
Primary Classification: PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Secondary Classification: Geophysics - Gravimetry
Tertiary Classification: measuring equipment
User: Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, 1893

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