The Waverton long pendulum experiment, 2009-2012
2014 July 21
In 1851 Jean Leon Foucault demonstrated a proof that the Earth turns on its axis. He achieved this by swinging a long (67m) free pendulum from the roof of the Pantheon in Paris. This caused something of a sensation at the time, and led to similar experiments all over Europe. This paper describes attempts started in 2009 in a rural Cheshire church to repeat that experiment, and what those attempts revealed.
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