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'Balloon madness': science versus spectacle in early aeronautics

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March
272007

13:00 - 14:00

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The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

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Dr Clare Brant, King's College London

When balloons were invented, there was a lively debate about their possible uses. This event introduces the spectrum of meanings that became attached to balloons, and shows how natural philosophers vied with adventurers to explore and understand the regions of air.

'Balloon madness': science versus spectacle in early aeronautics The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK