Celebrate the completion of the Foucault Pendulum
by Kathleen McCoy |
Monday, Oct. 13, 5:30 p.m.
The UAA Alumni Association invites you to the Foucault Pendulum completion celebration. The Association originally presented the pendulum to the UAA/APU Consortium Library on Oct. 12, 2004. Then they sold "degrees" -- 360 personalized tiles -- that are placed around the rim of the pendulum circle. Come view this scientific wonder in its beautifully tiled surround on Monday, Oct. 13 at 5:30 p.m. in the Consortium Library.
The Foucault Pendulum is named for the French physicist Jean Foucault (pronounced "Foo-koh"), who first used it in 1851 to demonstrate the rotation of the earth. It was the first satisfactory demonstration of the earth's rotation using laboratory apparatus rather than astronomical observations. The direction along which the pendulum swings rotates with time because of Earth's daily rotation.
Please R.S.V.P. to University Advancement at (907) 786-1013.