Karnataka Science and Technology Academy

Department of Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka

November 27: On This Day

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Anders Celsius’ Birthday

  • Celsius was born on November 27, 1701, in Uppsala, Sweden.
  • He was a Swedish astronomer who built the Uppsala Observatory and invented the Celsius (or centigrade) thermometer scale.
  • He was the first person to make a connection between the radiant atmospheric phenomenon known as the aurora borealis, or the northern lights, and the magnetic field of the Earth. 

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