Gustavianum

Themed guided tour: Anders Celsius and grade measurement in Tornedalen

  • Date: 20 May, 15:00
  • Location: Gustavianum
  • Contact person: Cecilia Ödman
  • Visning

During May Gustavianum’s student guides offer visitors open guided tours with a new theme each Saturday and Sunday. Come and hear exciting tales from the University’s history, see unique objects and learn more about the traditions of today’s students.

Anders Celsius and grade measurement in Tornedalen (in swedish)
Anders Celsius may be most famous for inventing the Celsius scale but he also participated in a grade measurement expedition in Tornedalen 1736-37, which had the aim of answering the important question: what does the shape of the earth look like? Is it shaped like an orange or lemon? Follow me on this trip and find out how this expedition went.

Themed guided tour with student guide William Svanberg, who is studying Master Programme in Engineering Physicsat Uppsala University.

Themed guided tour: Anders Celsius and grade measurement in Tornedalen