Clocks going back

Oh no! Clocks go back tomorrow night. What does that mean? Lighter mornings, but it goes dark an hour earlier.

They did an experiment in the 1960’s I think. They kept British summer time for about three years. It stayed lighter in the evenings. The other effect was that there were less accidental deaths of children because they were not going back from school in the dark when they were tired. But it didn’t catch on because sunrise in the North and Scotland was at about 10am. The idea has been suggested a few times since then but was voted down in Parliament. Maybe one day they will change it permanently. I wish they would. It also saved money and reduced power usage. So maybe its worth it.

Time and space

We decided to visit the time and space exhibition at the world museum, Liverpool, while we went to see the exhibition of the terracotta army from China.

Time and space is on the top floor. Along with a planetarium (which we didn’t know you had to book). There were some stunning clocks and watches and scientific instruments. It’s not as interactive as Jodrell Bank, but it feels authentic, like an old fashioned museum, there were spectroscopic instruments from Liverpool University, and part of an old cyclotron. There was also a feed from the international Space Station which was on http://www.nasatv you could even log in to the signal your self.

After watching the new Dr Who series on TV it was good to see the reality.