Title

The Physical Tourist¶Scientific Travels in the Irish Countryside

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2000

Abstract

Newly-prosperous Ireland has a number of sites which the scientific traveller can visit. There are apparatus museums at Birr and Maynooth, and a collection of early apparatus at the physics department of the Irish National University in Galway. The main attraction at Birr is the Rosse Telescope, with its 6-ft diameter speculum, built in the 1840s, and recently refurbished. Travellers to Northern Ireland can see applied geology at the Giant's Causeway.

Journal

Physics in Perspective

Volume

2

First Page

313

Last Page

326