This year (2019) is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Piazzi Smyth, who was known throughout his life as “CPS”. A number of things are going on to celebrate that anniversary.
We began this website dedicated to his amazing work. CPS has also come alive on Twitter and Instagram, along with his scientist wife Jessie. They post every day at One O’Clock!
A new exhibition about his life and work is opening in the Nelson Monument, on Calton Hill, Edinburgh. Read more about the Piazzi Smyth exhibition.
A Symposium is being held in September, gathering together historians and scientists to discuss the life, work and legacy of CPS. Read more about the Piazzi Smyth Symposium.
We are putting together a kind of Citizen Science experiment, involving both schools and the public, recording your experiences of the One O’Clock Gun, and creating a modern version of the Victorian Time Gun Delay Map. Read more about the Time Gun experiment.
Through the year, there will be a series of public talks and related events. Watch out for these in the Events stream.
200th Anniversary Events