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Toronto Magnetic and Meteorological Observatory Jesse Russell

Toronto Magnetic and Meteorological Observatory

Jesse Russell

Published April 9th 2012
ISBN : 9785510548099
Paperback
156 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Toronto Magnetic and Meteorological Observatory is a historical observatory located on the grounds of the University of Toronto, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The original building was constructed inMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Toronto Magnetic and Meteorological Observatory is a historical observatory located on the grounds of the University of Toronto, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The original building was constructed in 1840 as part of a worldwide research project run by Edward Sabine to determine the cause of fluctuations in magnetic declination. Measurements from the Toronto site demonstrated that sunspots were responsible for this effect on Earths magnetic field. When this project concluded in 1853, the observatory was greatly expanded by the Canadian government and served as the countrys primary meteorological station and official timekeeper for over fifty years. The observatory is considered the birthplace of Canadian astronomy.