Daylight Savings

Time Vertigo

Sunday, 2 A.M. marks the beginning of daylight savings time and, out of curiosity, Sara and I (OK, mostly Sara) did a little investigation of digital exhibits and resources on its origins. Here are a few resources that we found:

On Time: How America Learned to Live by the Clock

by the National Museum of American History

(We also have the book associated with this exhibit in our collection)

Time Exhibits from the U.S. Official Time Website

One exhibit from this list not to be missed is NIST's "A Walk Through Time."
And let me share with you a new word I learned today: horology.

If you find yourself wondering what time it is on Sunday, come back to this post and check out the widget below (Flash required).

(This widget is a public service provided by the Time and Frequency Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). It is a web clock showing the official time of day from NIST, displayed as a 12 or 24-hour clock, in a user-selectable time zone.

The default time zone comes from the time zone setting on the client's computer, and it re-synchronizes with NIST every 10 minutes.)

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