Welcome to the Grinnell College Physics Museum. This Museum consists primarily of instruments and equipment used to teach physics or do physics research at Grinnell College. The core of the collection are objects purchased or constructed from approximately 1882 to 1928. In addition, the museum includes donated physics-related equipment, such as telephone and telegraph instruments, x-ray equipment, and surveying instruments. It also includes an excellent collection of meteorites.
The site contains ample navigational page links for general browsing or for finding specific objects or specific groups of objects. Each item contains a picture and a brief description. The museum display cases in the Noyce Hall of Science at Grinnell College contain many of the items shown in this web site and we invite you to visit the museum.
Gift from Robert Noyce at Intel to Grinnell College Physics Department
Acoustics, the study of sound, is one of the important subdivisions of physics. It includes the study of sound sources such as vibrating strings or…
Instruments and pictures related to the Goodnow Observatory