Maskelyne

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Bill Mullins
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Maskelyne

Postby Bill Mullins » May 31st, 2019, 1:40 am

Nevil Maskelyne filmed an eclipse.

Joe Lyons
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Re: Maskelyne

Postby Joe Lyons » May 31st, 2019, 1:09 pm

Bill Mullins wrote:Nevil Maskelyne filmed an eclipse.

Wow.
Well, his father claimed to be related to this guy, maybe the fruit didn’t fall far from the tree.

Richard Hatch
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Re: Maskelyne

Postby Richard Hatch » June 1st, 2019, 3:10 am

This Smithsonian article about Maskelyn's film also credits him with being the first technology hacker, for a prank he played on Marconi in 1903: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/oldest-film-solar-eclipse-restored-and-online-180972325/


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