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Leon Foucault

Google gets it. Celebrate Léon Foucault’s 194th birthday by sharing your swinging HMNS memories!
September 18, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

If you’ve yet Googled today, you may have noticed a lovely homage to Léon Foucault, the famous French physicist best known for inventing the Foucault pendulum (that ever-popular swingy thing at HMNS). The Foucault Pendulum has long been one of the most memorable areas of the Museum, even if some people (this girl) lack the […]

A Short Biography of the Foucault Pendulum.
November 30, 2011 · 4 Comments

When you walk into the Wiess Energy Hall, the very first thing you see is our Foucault pendulum. It is a metal ball suspended by a cable that swings back and forth encircled by pegs. Children and adults will run through the rest of the museum, reach the pendulum, and wait with baited breath to […]



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