FACTOID # 20: Statistically, Delaware bears more cost of the US Military than any other state.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Anders Celsius
Anders Celsius
Anders Celsius
The observatory of Anders Celsius, from a contemporary engraving.
The observatory of Anders Celsius, from a contemporary engraving.

Anders Celsius (November 27, 1701April 25, 1744) was a Swedish astronomer. Celsius was born in Uppsala in Sweden. He was professor of astronomy at Uppsala University from 1730 to 1744, but traveled from 1732 to 1735 visiting notable observatories in Germany, Italy and France. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (852 × 1136 pixel, file size: 199 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Anders Celsius This is a cleaned up version of what appears at The Uppsala Astronomical Observatory, which is part of Uppsala University. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (852 × 1136 pixel, file size: 199 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Anders Celsius This is a cleaned up version of what appears at The Uppsala Astronomical Observatory, which is part of Uppsala University. ... Download high resolution version (599x710, 129 KB)18th century copperplate engraving of the observatory of Anders Celsius in Uppsala. ... Download high resolution version (599x710, 129 KB)18th century copperplate engraving of the observatory of Anders Celsius in Uppsala. ... is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events January 18 - Frederick I becomes King of Prussia. ... is the 115th day of the year (116th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // Events The third French and Indian War, known as King Georges War, breaks out at Port Royal, Nova Scotia The First Saudi State founded by Mohammed Ibn Saud Prague occupied by Prussian armies Ongoing events War of the Austrian Succession (1740-1748) Births January 10 - Thomas Mifflin, fifth President... For other uses, see Astronomy (disambiguation). ... Uppsala (older spelling Upsala) is a city in central Sweden, located about 70 km north of Stockholm. ... The Neo-Renaissance main University building in the University Park, Uppsala (designed by Herman Teodor Holmgren and completed in 1887). ...


At Nuremberg in 1733 he published a collection of 316 observations of the aurora borealis made by himself and others over the period 1716-1732. In Paris he advocated the measurement of an arc of the meridian in Lapland, and in 1736 took part in the expedition organized for that purpose by the French Academy of Sciences, led by the French mathematician Pierre Louis Maupertuis. Nürnberg redirects here. ... Aurora borealis Polar aurorae are optical phenomena characterized by colorful displays of light in the night sky. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... Laponia (Lappland) in the realm of Sweden. ... Louis XIV visiting the Académie in 1671 The French Academy of Sciences (Académie des sciences) is a learned society, founded in 1666 by Louis XIV at the suggestion of Jean-Baptiste Colbert, to encourage and protect the spirit of French scientific research. ... Pierre Louis Maupertuis, here wearing lapmudes or a fur coat from his Lapland expedition. ...


Celsius founded the Uppsala Astronomical Observatory in 1741, and in 1742 he proposed the Celsius temperature scale in a paper to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. His thermometer had 100 for the freezing point of water and 0 for the boiling point. The scale was reversed by Carolus Linnaeus in 1745, to how it is today[[1]]. The house of Anders Celsius with his observatory on the roof, from a contemporary engraving. ... Celsius is, or relates to, the Celsius temperature scale (previously known as the centigrade scale). ... For other uses, see Temperature (disambiguation). ... The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences or , founded in 1739 by King Frederick I, is one of the Royal Academies in Sweden. ... Carl Linnaeus, Latinized as Carolus Linnaeus, also known after his ennoblement as  , (May 13, 1707[1] – January 10, 1778), was a Swedish botanist, physician and zoologist[2] who laid the foundations for the modern scheme of nomenclature. ...


Anders Celsius was the first to perform and publish careful experiments aiming at the definition of an international temperature scale on scientific grounds. In his Swedish paper "Observations of two persistent degrees on a thermometer" he reports on experiments to check that the freezing point is independent of latitude (and of atmospheric pressure). He determined the dependence of the boiling of water with atmospheric pressure (in excellent agreement with modern data). He further gave a rule for the determination of the boiling point if the barometric pressure deviates from a certain standard pressure[2]. For other uses, see Temperature (disambiguation). ... Celsius is, or relates to, the Celsius temperature scale (previously known as the centigrade scale). ...


In 1744 he died of tuberculosis in Uppsala, and was buried in the Old Uppsala Church. Tuberculosis (abbreviated as TB for tubercle bacillus or Tuberculosis) is a common and deadly infectious disease caused by mycobacteria, mainly Mycobacterium tuberculosis. ... Uppsala (older spelling Upsala) is a city in central Sweden, located about 70 km north of Stockholm. ... Gamla Uppsala is an area rich in archaeological remains seen from the grave field whose larger mounds (left part) are close to the royal mounds. ...


The Celsius crater on the Moon is named after him. Celsius is a small lunar crater that is located in the rugged terrain in the southern hemisphere on the Moons near side. ... This article is about Earths moon. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Celsius - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (823 words)
The Celsius scale sets 0.01 °C to be at the triple point of water and a degree Celsius to be 1/273.16 of the difference in temperature between the triple point of water and absolute zero.
The Centigrade scale is the original scale devised by Anders Celsius (1701-1744) in which the boiling point of water at 1,000 millibars was defined as 0 degrees and the freezing point of water was defined as 100 degrees.
The current official definition of the Celsius scale sets 0.01 °C to be at the triple point of water and a degree to be 1/273.16 of the difference in temperature between the triple point of water and absolute zero.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m