Kōrero: Magnetic field

Magnetic observatory buildings, Christchurch

Magnetic observatory buildings, Christchurch

A magnetic observatory was erected in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens in 1901 to assist Captain Robert Falcon Scott with his magnetic surveys in Antarctica. It operated from this site for a number of years and was often used by scientists visiting Antarctica for calibrating their instruments. The tents belonged to American scientists from the Carnegie Institute, who visited in 1914.

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Carnegie Institution of Washington, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism
Reference: C723

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Tony Hurst, 'Magnetic field - Magnetic measurements in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/9221/magnetic-observatory-buildings-christchurch (accessed 31 May 2020)

He kōrero nā Tony Hurst, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006