HEEBIE JEEBIES Foucault pendulum - 55cm

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Simple and elegant device, consisting of a metal pendulum suspended from an executive wooden stand, demonstrates the power of physics. Perfect for the procrastinating student or professional!

This simple device is the perfect size to sit on your desk, with its rhythmic motion inscribing beautiful patterns in the sand. Gently inscribing beautiful Lissajous patterns in the sand. It was first used in the Han dynasty China as an early seismometer, then studied in depth by Galileo. Their crowning moment came in 1851, when Jean Bernard Léon Foucault used a pendulum suspended from the dome of the Panthéon in Paris that was free to pivot to demonstrate the rotation of the Earth.

AGE 8+