[time-nuts] From Sundials to Atomic Clocks

Rob Kimberley timing.consultants at btinternet.com
Mon Sep 19 14:54:59 EDT 2011


Hi Azelio,

Unfortunately my original copy is in storage with a lot of other books (I
moved recently), so not accessible at present.

Maybe someone else can help you out on this.

Rob

-----Original Message-----
From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
Behalf Of Azelio Boriani
Sent: 19 September 2011 7:07 PM
To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] From Sundials to Atomic Clocks

Rob,
is it possible to scan the asides? The PDF from NIST has the asides too dark
to be readable (the last one is really difficult/impossible to read).
Thank you

On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 6:58 PM, Rob Kimberley <
timing.consultants at btinternet.com> wrote:

> Some history for you on this...
>
> The original idea came from Dr Jim Barnes who was head of T&F at NBS 
> (NIST).
> The idea was not well received from some quarters at NBS as it was 
> "too simplistic", and not "technical enough".
>
> Jim later worked for Austron and was there as Chief Scientific Officer 
> when I worked for them in the mid-80s.
>
> I agree with you, a great read!
>
> Rob
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] 
> On Behalf Of paul swed
> Sent: 19 September 2011 4:24 PM
> To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] From Sundials to Atomic Clocks
>
> Funny I was just reading the hard copy I have last night.
> Great document and funny.
>
> On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 10:38 AM, Rob Kimberley < 
> timing.consultants at btinternet.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi Mike,
> >
> > I bought a bunch of these when I worked for Austron, and gave them 
> > out to customers and reps. It was very well received. I have one 
> > original copy left at home, so thanks for the PDF link.
> >
> > Rob Kimberley
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com]
> > On Behalf Of Mike Fahmie
> > Sent: 07 September 2011 6:27 PM
> > To: time-nuts at febo.com
> > Subject: [time-nuts] From Sundials to Atomic Clocks
> >
> > On a visit to NIST Boulder (then known as NBS) many years ago 
> > (1978), I was presented with a copy of NBS Monograph 155, "From 
> > Sundials to Atomic Clocks"
> > by one of the authors.  I found it to be a fantastic read, it 
> > answers all of those questions about Time & Frequency that you were 
> > afraid to ask.
> >
> > I stumbled on it again today in PDF form on the NIST website, it has 
> > undergone two revisions and this URL points to the most current 
> > (1999) edition.
> >
> > http://tf.nist.gov/general/pdf/1796.pdf
> >
> > -Mike-
> > WA6ZTY
> >
> >
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