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
In the early years of the 20th century, a very important part of laboratory work in physics was electrical measurements, and that fact is reflected in…
Instruments and pictures related to the Goodnow Observatory