Date: Sat, 06 Aug 2011 11:13:43

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Is anyone going to correct this fellow?

John

On 8/6/2011 10:41 AM, Thomas Greenslade wrote:
> Is there anyone in the Austin/Houston area who can help out here?
>
> By the Torricelli experiment, I wonder if she means the 34 ft
> water-filled pipe in the tub of water, or the barometer inside a
> vacuum system that is being slowly evacuated. I know that the UT
> Austen physics department has one of the latter demonstrations.
>
> If you ever have some spare time in Austin, visit Jack Judson's
> Lantern Slide Museum. Not only does he have almost evcery projector
> ever made, but he aloso has a lot of associated early physics apparatus.
>
> Tom
>
> Thomas B. Greenslade, Jr.
> Professor Emeritus of Physics
> Kenyon College
> Gambier, Ohio 43022
> 740-427-2989
>
>
>
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: National Geographic documentary
> Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2011 12:28:58 +0100
> From: Lizzie Abbott
> To:
>
>
>
> Dear Prof. Greenslade,
> I hope you can help. I am contacting you from Lion TV. We have been
> commissioned by National Geographic to make a documentary on the
> history of science and technology.
> We are trying to recreate a modern day magdeburg hemisphere
> demonstration to illustrate the power of the vacuum. Due to other
> filming commitments, we aim for the demonstration to take place in the
> Austin / Houston / Texas area. The idea is to have a tug of war team
> trying with all their might to prise the hemispheres apart. I am
> looking for some working hemispheres to do this with. I saw your
> website featuring useful research on the Magdeburg as well
> as different images of them, some of which are based in Texas
> http://physics.kenyon.edu/EarlyApparatus/Pneumatics/Magdeburg_Hemispheres/Magdeburg_Hemispheres.html.
> I have contacted Jack Judson from the Magic Lantern Museum but
> wondered if you could help me with further contacts. Do you know
> anyone within this region who has large Magdeburg hemispheres they
> might be able to lend us for the filming?
>
> Also, a long shot but you may be able to help. We also want to do a
> Torricelli tube demonstration again, to illustrate vacuum. Likewise,
> can you suggest anyone in the region who has the equipment to do this
> for us?
> I look forward to hearing from you.
> Best wishes,
> Lizzie
>
> *Lizzie Abbott*
>
> *Assistant Producer*
>
> Lion Television, 26 Paddenswick Road, London, W6 0UB
>
> Tel: +44 (0)20 8846 2167 / 2000 (switchboard)
>
> Fax: +44 (0)20 8846 2001
>
> lizzie.abbott@liontv.co.uk
>
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Is anyone going to correct this fellow?

John

On 8/6/2011 10:41 AM, Thomas Greenslade wrote:



Is there anyone in the Austin/Houston area who can help out
here?

By the Torricelli experiment, I wonder if she means the 34 ft
water-filled pipe in the tub of water, or the barometer inside a
vacuum system that is being slowly evacuated. I know that the UT
Austen physics department has one of the latter demonstrations.

If you ever have some spare time in Austin, visit Jack Judson's
Lantern Slide Museum. Not only does he have almost evcery
projector ever made, but he aloso has a lot of associated early
physics apparatus.

Tom

Thomas B. Greenslade, Jr.
Professor Emeritus of Physics
Kenyon College
Gambier, Ohio 43022
740-427-2989



-------- Original Message --------



Subject:

National Geographic documentary


Date:
Thu, 4 Aug 2011 12:28:58 +0100


From:
Lizzie Abbott


To:








Dear Prof. Greenslade,

I
hope you can help. I am contacting you from Lion TV. We
have been commissioned by National Geographic to make a
documentary on the history of science and technology.

We are trying to
recreate a modern day magdeburg hemisphere demonstration to illustrate the power of
the vacuum. Due to other filming commitments, we aim
for the demonstration to take place in the Austin / Houston / Texas area. The
idea is to have a tug of war team trying with all their might to prise the
hemispheres apart. I am looking for some working
hemispheres to do this with. I saw your website featuring useful research on
the Magdeburg as well as different images of them,
some of which are based in Texas http://physics.kenyon.edu/EarlyApparatus/Pneumatics/Magdeburg_Hemispheres/Magdeburg_Hemispheres.html.

I have contacted Jack Judson from the Magic Lantern
Museum but wondered if you could help me with
further contacts. Do you know anyone within this region
who has large Magdeburg hemispheres they might be able
to lend us for the filming?

Also, a long shot but you may be able to help. We
also want to do a Torricelli tube demonstration again,
to illustrate vacuum. Likewise, can you suggest
anyone in the region who has the equipment to do this
for us?

I look forward to hearing from
you.

Best wishes,
Lizzie


Lizzie Abbott
Assistant
Producer

Lion
Television, 26
Paddenswick Road, London,
W6 0UB
Tel: +44 (0)20
8846 2167 / 2000 (switchboard)
Fax: +44 (0)20
8846 2001
lizzie.abbott@liontv.co.uk





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solely for the individual(s) to whom addressed. It may
contain confidential and/or legally privileged information.
Any statement or opinions therein are not necessarily those
of Lion Television or any of its group companies unless
specifically stated. Any unauthorised use, disclosure or
copying is prohibited. If you have received this email in
error, please notify the sender and delete it from your
system. Security and reliability of the e-mail and
attachments are not guaranteed. You must take full
responsibility for virus checking.
Lion Television Limited (company no: 3336416) is registered
in England and Wales at Berkshire House, 168-173 High
Holborn, London WC1V 7AA




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