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Ladd Observatory with cherry trees in blossom

I am the Curator of the historic Ladd Observatory and a Visiting Scholar at Brown University. My research focus is the history of science and technology, in particular late 19th century astronomy and horology.[1]

I'm also a Bureaucrat and Custodian at en-wikiversity.

Fore more about me, see:




My other accounts are Mikeu and Mu301Bot (w/bot flag for en-wv and beta-wv)

My Freenode irc nick and cloak is mikeu@wikimedia/mu301

Any of my original work uploaded to Commons (or other Wikimedia sites) may be re-licensed as {{self|cc-by-sa-3.0|GFDL}}


Dynamic image gallery[edit]

The recent image shown below is an experiment on the inclusion of near real-time data within a wiki learning environment. It is from an automated camera at Ladd Observatory. New revisions are uploaded periodically by Mu301Bot. Depending on the local weather you might see clouds or stars. The information in the caption gives the timestamp of the current revision of the image. Visit this page again tomorrow to see a new version. Learn more about this test at User:Mu301Bot/nelm and SkyCam project. Scientific data or images like this could be dynamically included in a variety of learning materials about subjects like astronomy or meteorology.

A recent Ladd Observatory SkyCam image of the sky conditions at Providence taken at: 2016-09-26T06:29:55.442Z (UTC)