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The end of Halley's third voyage

Halley arrived back at Deptford on 10 October 1701 and immediately began to prepare his data for publication. He had undertaken the voyage with the aim of identifying a general rule for the complex tides of the Channel, and before he returned he had written to Josiah Burchett, Secretary to the Admiralty, to tell him that he had “discovered, beyond my expectation, the generall rule of the Tides in the Channell; and in many things corrected the Charts therof”.[1] 666 more words

Edmond Halley

Royal Society 2017 Summer Science Exhibition

The exhibition is a diverse celebration of the UK’s cutting edge science and technology, attracting over 14,000 visitors each year, including school groups and members of the public. 46 more words

Impact And Engagement

Death of Mary Ward, First Motor Vehicle Fatality

Mary Ward, Anglo-Irish amateur scientist, is killed on August 31, 1869, when she falls under the wheels of an experimental steam car built by her cousins. 351 more words

Irish History

Mary Somerville: A Passion for Science

Mary Somerville was born in Scotland on Dec. 26, 1780, and had four supreme passions in her life: her family, equality for women, science, and birds. 647 more words

Sheroes Of History

Famous Scientists Who Believed in God - Part 8 - Robert Boyle

Robert Boyle (1791-1867)

One of the founders and key early members of the Royal Society, Boyle gave his name to “Boyle’s Law” for gases, and also wrote an important work on… 113 more words


Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

Next year’s Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition is happening in London 3 – 9 July 2017. Proposals are now open to exhibitors. This year, around 25 exhibits will be chosen to form the 2017 exhibition. 126 more words