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Tweedledee

Day at York University :)

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Tweedledee

Just had an inspirational day at York University with their Natural Science department.

 

My 18 year old son had an interview there and they looked after all the parents very well too. Lots of free food and drink, informative talks and tours of the science facilities which I thoroughly enjoyed. I felt privileged to be taken around the Nanocentre. A professor showed us the research they were doing using all manner of different types of electron microscopes, culminating in the following incredible multi million pound machine that has a resolution of 1 Angstrom and "looks" at atoms! The university colaborates with various industries who use this unique machine for research and experiments. We were shown how the atomic scale workings of catalytic converters could be examined and improved using this big machine.

https://www.york.ac.uk/nanocentre/facilities/fetem/

In the dept. of Physics they had the Vickers Collection of instruments, including various Victorian scientific instruments, clocks and a pair of Cooke, Troughton and Sims brass long focus refractors probably 8" aperture on a massive pillar mount.

 

It was a superb day out. 😊
 

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Sunny Phil

York is one place I'd like to visit one day. Not in the short-term future, though!

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Bottletopburly

Nice day out Pete 👍

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Bino-viewer

I'm a big fan of York as well. Its one of my favourite cities, along with Bath, that we visit from time to time.

The uni sounds a fabulous place.

 

 

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Graham

Sounds like you had a great day out Pete.

I would love to see the scopes

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Doc

We might go to York soon for my wifes birthday in January.

 

Looks like a top day out Pete.

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Tweedledee

It has been a long time since I visited York itself, but intend to go again soon.

 

We just had a thoroughly enjoyable day with science and technology at the University. 😊

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BAZ

One of my lads lived there for a time. There's always something new to keep you interested in York, aside from the usual tourist traps, there's always something new to find. It doesn't seem a rushed City.

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Tweedledee
12 hours ago, BAZ said:

One of my lads lived there for a time. There's always something new to keep you interested in York, aside from the usual tourist traps, there's always something new to find. It doesn't seem a rushed City.

That's a nice, and different recommendation for the place. 👍

 

I'm planning a short break there. 🙂

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