List of Foucault pendulums

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This is a list of Foucault pendulums in the world:

Artistic rendition (highly exaggerated) of a Foucault pendulum showing that the Earth is not stationary, but rotates.

Europe[edit]

Foucault's Pendulum in the Panthéon, Paris.

Austria[edit]

Belarus[edit]

Belgium[edit]

Bulgaria[edit]

  • Public Astronomical Observatory and Planetarium "Nicolaus Copernicus",[3] Varna - Length: 14.4 m

Czech Republic[edit]

  • Observatory and Planetarium Hradec Králové,[4] Hradec Králové - Length: 10 m, weight: 8.5 kg
  • Czech Technical University,[5] Prague - Length: 21 m, weight: 34 kg
  • Rotunda in Castle Flower Garden,[6] Kromeriz - Length: 25 m, weight: 30 kg

Denmark[edit]

  • Steno Museet, Aarhus
  • Odense Technical College, Odense
  • Geocenter, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen - Length 25 m, weight: 145 kg

Estonia[edit]

Finland[edit]

France[edit]

City Location Length
l\,
Weight
g\,
Period
2\pi\sqrt{\frac{l}{g}}
Latitude
\phi\,
Pendulum day
\frac{23h56'}{\sin \phi}
Paris Panthéon 220 ft (67 m) 28 kg 16.5 sec 48°52' N 31 hours 50 minutes
Paris Musée des Arts et Métiers[8] 28 kg 48°52' N 31 hours 50 minutes
Besançon Musée du temps 13,11 m 7.3 sec 47°08' N 32 hours 43 minutes

Germany[edit]

Hungary[edit]

Iceland[edit]

  • Orkuveita Reykjavíkur, Reykjavík power distributor, Reykjavík

Italy[edit]

Lithuania[edit]

Luxembourg[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

Moldova[edit]

Norway[edit]

Poland[edit]

Portugal[edit]

  • National Natural History Museum and Science Museum, Lisbon University
  • Department of Physics, FCT, University of Coimbra

Romania[edit]

  • "Vasile Alecsandri" National College in Galați (length: 9,92m; weight: 8 kg)
  • "August Treboniu Laurian" National College in Botoșani (length: 17,5m; weight: 25,6 kg)
  • "Gh.Asachi" Technical University from Iasi (length: 19,6m; weight: 28 kg; with electromagnetic drive unit)

Russia[edit]

  • Moscow Planetarium
  • Penza Planetarium[18]
  • Saint Isaac's Cathedral, Saint Petersburg (pendulum length was 98 m; removed in 1990s)
  • Saint Petersburg Planetarium (length: 8 m)
  • Smolensk Planetarium (length: 12 m)[19]
  • Volgograd Planetarium[20]
  • Institute of Geology Komi Sci. Center Ural Div. RAS, Syktyvkar (length: 17 m)

Serbia[edit]

  • State University of Novi Pazar, Novi Pazar (length 17m, weight 28 kg)

Spain[edit]

  • Hall of the Faculties of Sciences, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona - Length: 7 m, weight: 20 kg
  • Parque de las Ciencias,[21] Granada
  • Cosmocaixa Museum, Alcobendas, Madrid
  • Facultad de Física, Universidad de Salamanca
  • CosmoCaixa Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalunya
  • "Villanueva" Building, National Astronomical Observatory, Madrid
  • Pabellón de la Energía Viva,[22] Seville
  • Casa de las Ciencias,[23] A Coruña - Length: 14 m, weight: 125 kg
  • Museu de les Arts i les Ciències Príncipe Felipe, Valencia - Length: 34 m[24]

Sweden[edit]

  • Technical Museum, Stockholm
  • Xperiment Huset,[25] Lokstallarna, Växjö - Weight: 32 kg
  • Carlsunds utbildningscentrum, Motala,Sweden[26]
  • Sandvikens Gymnasieskola, Sandviken Weight: 63 kg, Length: 9 m
  • Fysikaliska Leksaker, Chalmers, Göteborg.

Switzerland[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

Africa[edit]

South Africa[edit]

Tunisia[edit]

  • Cité des Sciences de Tunis

Asia[edit]

China[edit]

  • Beijing Planetarium,Beijing

India[edit]

Iran[edit]

Israel[edit]

Japan[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

  • Museum of Science and Technology, Lahore

Thailand[edit]

  • Khonkaen University, Bangkok

Turkey[edit]

  • Bilkent University- Faculty of Science, Physics Department, Ankara[41]
  • EGE University, Izmir

North America[edit]

Alphabetic by state or province, then place.

Canada[edit]

Province City Location Length Weight Period
Alberta Calgary Telus Spark
Edmonton Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science, University of Alberta 23.4 m 29.7 kg 9.7 s
British Columbia Vancouver University of British Columbia
Manitoba Winnipeg University of Winnipeg
Ontario Aurora McLaughlin Hall, St. Andrew's College
Guelph Physics Department, University of Guelph[42]
Kingston Stirling Hall, Queen's University
Ottawa Herzberg Building, Carleton University
Toronto Ontario Science Centre
Quebec Chicoutimi Cégep de Chicoutimi
Montreal Collège de Maisonneuve
Montreal École de technologie supérieure
Montreal Roger-Gaudry Pavilion, Université de Montréal 8 m 10 kg

Mexico[edit]

  • Querétaro Museum of Science and Technology, Santiago de Querétaro,[43]

United States[edit]

State/province City Location Length Mass Period
Alabama Auburn Auburn University
Birmingham Samford University
Alaska Anchorage University of Alaska, Consortium Library 52 ft (15.8 m) 240 lb (108.8 kg)
Arizona Tempe Arizona State University, Bateman Physical Sciences Center 70.5 ft (21.5 m) 238 lb (108 kg) 9.3 seconds
Arkansas Conway Hendrix College
California Bakersfield California State University Bakersfield Physics Center
Fresno Fresno Pacific University
Long Beach Sunnyside Mausoleum, Forest Lawn
Los Angeles Griffith Observatory 40 ft (12.2 m) 240 lb (108.8 kg)
Los Angeles Occidental College
Modesto Modesto Junior College-Science Community Center 42 ft 250 lbs
Monterey Naval Postgraduate School
Napa Stag's Leap Wine Cellars
Pleasant Hill Diablo Valley College
Riverside UC Riverside Physics Department
Salinas Hartnell College
San Diego San Diego Natural History Museum 12.4 m (est.) 235 lb (106.6 kg) 7 sec (estimate)
San Francisco California Academy of Sciences 30 ft (9.14 m) 235 lb (106.6 kg)
San Francisco Rigel Pharmaceuticals
San Jose Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum & Planetarium
San Jose The Harker School
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Santa Paula Thomas Aquinas College
Colorado Alamosa Adams State College
Boulder CU Boulder, Gamow Physics Tower 128.9 ft (39.3 m) 367 lb (166 kg) 12.6 seconds
Colorado Springs UCCS, Osborne Center for Science and Engineering
Denver Denver Building[citation needed]
Fort Collins Colorado State University
Golden Colorado School of Mines
Connecticut Avon Avon Old Farms School
Greenwich Greenwich High School
Hartford The Children's Museum[44]
Meriden Thomas Edison Middle School
Wallingford Choate Rosemary Hall Science Center
Florida Avon Park South Florida Community College
Cocoa Brevard Museum of History & Natural Science
Jacksonville Museum of Science & History
Miami Miami Dade Junior College
Orlando John Young Museum
Orlando University of Central Florida, Mathematical Sciences Building
Tallahassee Florida State University
Tampa University of South Florida, Interdisciplinary Science Building
Georgia Cartersville Tellus Science Museum
Mount Berry Berry College
Idaho Boise Discovery Center of Idaho
Illinois Chicago Museum of Science and Industry 20 m 300 kg 8.98 s
Wheaton Wheaton College
Indiana Indianapolis Indiana State College
Indianapolis Indiana State Museum
Iowa Des Moines Science Center of Iowa Building 19 m 118 kg
Kansas Hays Fort Hays State University
Wichita Exploration Place
Kentucky Berea Berea College
Danville Centre College
Georgetown Georgetown College
Highland Heights Northern Kentucky University
Lexington Lexington Public Library
Louisville Kentucky Science Center
Louisville Museum of Natural History
Louisville University of Louisville 72 ft (22.0 m) 9.4 +/- 0.05 s
Louisiana Shreveport Sci-Port Discovery Center 32 ft (9.7 m) 113 kg (250 lb)
Maine Portland University of Southern Maine
Maryland Annapolis St. John's College
Colora West Nottingham Academy
Frostburg Frostburg State University
Severna Park Severn School
Massachusetts Boston Museum of Science
Northampton Smith College
Osterville Cape Cod Academy
Springfield Springfield Science Museum
Michigan Alpena Jesse Besser Museum
Detroit Detroit Science Center
Grand Haven Grand Haven High School
Grand Rapids Steelcase Corporate Development Center
Midland Midland Center for the Arts
Minnesota Collegeville St. John's University
Minneapolis The Blake School
St. Paul Macalester College
Missouri Sullivan Meramec Caverns Inoperable due to insufficient mass
Montana Billings First Citizens Bank
Nebraska Kearney University of Nebraska at Kearney
Nevada Las Vegas Las Vegas Public Library
Las Vegas Lied Discovery Children's Museum
Reno University of Nevada, Reno, Schulich Lecture Hall
New Hampshire Bedford Dean Kamen's house
Hanover Dartmouth College
New Jersey Morristown Delbarton School
New Mexico Albuquerque Albuquerque Academy
New York Bronx Montefiore Medical Center
Buffalo Buffalo Museum of Science 75 ft (22.9 m) 100 lb (45 kg)
Geneseo State University of New York at Geneseo 52 ft (15.8 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 8.0 s
Ithaca Cornell University, Rockefeller Hall
New York City United Nations Building 75 ft (22.9 m) 200 lb (91 kg)
North Carolina Fayetteville Fayetteville State University
Greensboro Greensboro Science Center
Greensboro NC A & T State University
Winston-Salem SciWorks
Ohio Canton William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum
Cincinnati Xavier University
Cleveland Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Cleveland Cleveland State University, Fenn Tower currently inoperable
Columbus COSI Columbus
Dayton University of Dayton
Oxford Miami University, Culler Hall
Portsmouth Shawnee State University
Oklahoma Edmond University of Central Oklahoma, Howell Hall
Norman University of Oklahoma, Nielsen Physics Building
Oklahoma City Science Museum Oklahoma
Oregon Portland Oregon Convention Center 27 m 900 lb (408 kg)
Pennsylvania Cheyney Cheyney State Museum
Clarion, Pennsylvania Clarion University Currently Inoperable [45]
Edinboro Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Kutztown Kutztown University
Mechanicsburg Messiah Village's Community Room 55 ft (16.8 m) 350 lb (159 kg) 8.2 seconds
Millersville Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Franklin Institute 85 ft (27 m) 80 kg 10 seconds
Pittsburgh Children's Museum of Pittsburgh[46]
Shippensburg Shippensburg State College
South Carolina Clemson Clemson University, Kinard Laboratory of Physics[47]
Tennessee Collegedale Southern Adventist University, Hickman Science Center
Nashville Adventure Science Center
Texas Austin Science Engineering Comp
Austin University of Texas at Austin, DEV Building[48]
College Station Texas A&M University, George P. Mitchell Physics Building 85 ft (26 m) 235 lb 10.23 sec
College Station Texas A&M University, Zachry Engineering Center (removed; year unknown)
Dallas Centura Towers 52 ft (15.8 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 8.0 s
Houston Houston Museum of Natural Science
Utah Orem Utah Valley University
Provo Brigham Young University, Eyring Science Center 47 ft (14.32 m)
Salt Lake City Clark Planetarium
Virginia Richmond Science Museum of Virginia
Richmond University of Richmond
Washington Ellensburg Central Washington University 34 ft (10.5 m)
Seattle University of Washington
Spokane Spokane Falls Community College
Tacoma Harned Hall, University of Puget Sound
Washington, D.C. Museum of History and Technology. Smithsonian Institution (1964–1998)[49][50][51] 52 ft (16 m) 108 kg
National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution (removed permanently 2008) 21 m 105 kg
Wisconsin Stevens Point University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point
Wyoming Rock Springs Western Wyoming Community College
Sheridan Sheridan College (Wyoming)
Casper Casper College

Central and South America[edit]

Australia[edit]

  • Foucault pendulum,[57] School of Physics, University of New South Wales
  • Questacon National Science Exhibition, Canberra
  • Gravity Discovery Centre[58] Military Rd, Gingin, Western Australia
  • School of Earth Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne
  • School of Mathematics, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria
  • School of Physics, Bragg Building, University of Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia.
  • Queensland Museum Sciencentre,[59] Brisbane, Queensland
  • School of Earth Sciences, University of Tasmania, Hobart.

New Zealand[edit]

Antarctica[edit]

  • South Pole,[60] - Length: 33 m, weight: 25 kg

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