The nice folks at Edinburgh Castle have written a lovely blog post all about Charles Piazzi Smyth, the Time Ball, and the One O’Clock Gun.

We have been working with Historic Environment Scotland at Edinburgh Castle to plan a series of workshops for Schools looking at how sound and light work, using the Gun, the Time Ball, and also some lovely modern gadgets. It goes by the codename How Time Flies. In the featured image you can Andy Lawrence and Alastair Bruce looking like excited children after watching Davie the District Gunner fire the Gun.

Watch this space!