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Maskelyne

Posted: May 31st, 2019, 1:40 am
by Bill Mullins
Nevil Maskelyne filmed an eclipse.

Re: Maskelyne

Posted: May 31st, 2019, 1:09 pm
by Joe Lyons
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.

Re: Maskelyne

Posted: June 1st, 2019, 3:10 am
by Richard Hatch
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/