As a background hobby activity over the summer I have been setting up one of our Lacoste-Romberg gravity meters so that I can show a continuous recording of its output on a web page. The picture shows the first few days of data; if the system is still working then the up-to-date plot is here.Continue reading Gravity tides
I saw this rainbow out of the corner of my eye and rushed off to the top floor of the house to get a photo of it. I think I must have rushed too fast because the picture isn’t very sharp. Which is a pity, as it turns out, because in addition to theContinue reading Reflection rainbow
Here’s an update on the War On Nasty Squishy Sawfly Larvae ™, as mentioned in an earlier post. As you can see, the bushes still have some leaves on, not to mention a decent crop of fruit. And unlike some years, there was hardly any mildew. I don’t think that my war can be won,Continue reading Goosberries: the update.
I went on a very jolly trip to the Eskdalemuir observatory on Thursday, for an event celebrating the 100th anniversary of the day Lewis Fry Richardson took charge of the observatory. I have actually been to Eskdalemuir before: we sometimes arrange an outing there for the students on the Geophysics and Meteorology degree. But youContinue reading Lewis Fry Richardson event at Eskdalemuir