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"Time Balls, Telegraphy, Radio Signals, and Public Clocks: Astronomy and the Distribution of Synchronized High-Precision Time in Sweden, 1850–1920"

Conference contribution
Authors Gustav Holmberg
Published in Biennial History of Astronomy Workshop - ND XIII July 5-9, 2017 - abstracts
Publication year 2017
Published at Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion
Language en
Links https://www3.nd.edu/~histast/worksh...
Subject categories History of science, Technology and culture, History of Ideas

Abstract

This paper studies the production and distribution of accurate time in Sweden, a field where astronomy had substantial practical applications. Time-related astronomical expertise, instruments, and techniques aligned with commercial interests, navigation, and, more generally, the overall synchronization of daily life in the modern city. Precise time had both a practical and cultural value in the late nineteenth century; it was produced at central standard institutions such as astronomical observatories and state-run navigational schools, and was distributed through a network of telegraph wires, publically visible clocks, and time balls.

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