KSTA has started a Science News Series ‘On This Day’ to bring awareness and to reminisce various events in the field of science and technology across the world. This is an attempt to bring in major developments happened past in the field of science and technology. Although we are trying to cover major events, readers may express their opinion and any missed events can be suggested and the same will be included/ updated in the series.
- November 27: On This Day
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.