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Anders Celsius - Publications

uppsala scale

Astronomer, born in Uppsala, E Sweden. He became professor at Uppsala (1730), and devised the centigrade scale (Celsius scale) of temperature in 1742. He advocated the introduction of the Gregorian calendar, and made observations of the aurora borealis. In 1740 he became director of the observatory at Uppsala that had been built in his honour.

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