I just wanted to mention one of my favorite places, the Ancient Observatory in Beijing. Having spent a few months working in Beijing about ten years ago, I spent several quiet Sunday afternoons at the Observatory, a great place to escape from the otherwise frantic city. The bronze instruments are pretty cool too.
Added by Mike Gleen on May 13, 2011 at 12:42pm —
Created a transcription of the webcast at the launch of The Geek Atlas: Around the world in 32 minutes with The Geek Atlas. The webcast shows, in slide format, forty of the 128 places featured in The Geek Atlas with commentary by author John Graham-Cumming and a Question & Answer session at the end. The transcription is annotated to places on Wikipedia where appropriate for clarity.The Webcast and Introduction page at O'Reilly… Continue
Added by Patrick MH on August 21, 2010 at 12:36am —
When I came across the information about the book Geek Atlas, I was extremely happy as I was searching for this kind of compilation for last many many years. I tried to search for any tour which will take the Geeks to all these cathedrals of Science & Technology ( I called the tour "Pilgrimage of Sc & Tech") but could not find any. A conducted tour of Europe / US to visit these places will be highly appreciated by Geeks.
I have two suggestions… Continue
Added by Atul Shah on May 10, 2010 at 10:54am —
Hello everyone, thought I would pass this along.
Here comes the bride, all dressed…as a Klingon?
Say ‘I do’ aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise bridge from the original series! The Tech Museum is hosting a contest to select a lucky couple to get married - or renew their vows - on the U.S.S. Enterprise bridge from the original series in STAR TREK®: THE EXHIBITION.
Couples across the galaxy are eligible to win the ultimate wedding package, which includes exclusive use to the… Continue
Added by Brandon Lewke on January 26, 2010 at 11:00pm —
Hello everyone! I wanted to make this available to you, as the Tech Museum in San Jose is hosting Star Trek the Exhibition, where science and technology really do come to life. If you are interested in discount tickets for individuals or groups under ten, please drop me a line. Oh and did I mention: chance to see the blockbuster Star Trek movie from the summer $5-member price- on the largest IMAX Dome Theater west of the Mississippi?
STAR TREK: THE EXHIBITION at The Tech Museum- the… Continue
Added by Brandon Lewke on October 28, 2009 at 3:48pm —
Dear John Graham-Cumming,
What a great resource you've created!. We used it as a taking-off point for one of our posts at The Blog of Kevin Dolgin http://kevindolgin.wordpress.com/2009/08/26/travel-writer-finds-treats-for-anglophone-brainiacs/ and added The Geek Atlas to our list of Sites We Like. Thanks for the inspiration!
Best of all possible regards,
News Editor, The Blog of Kevin Dolgin
Added by Pat Hartman on August 30, 2009 at 5:34pm —
For those who appreciate Mechanical Engineering
and the history of Mass Production,
the American Precision Museum
in Windsor Vermont U.S.A.
is also worth a visit.
Added by Mary-Anne Wolf on July 22, 2009 at 6:24pm —
I recently put together
an article for Forbes.com about business travel and scientific destinations:
Ever find yourself in between business meetings in some distant city with enough time to kill but no idea what to do?
If you're an innovator (or just someone who's passionate about science or technology), business trips can offer the opportunity to visit some of… Continue
Added by John Graham-Cumming on July 3, 2009 at 9:06am —
Out of the blue I got an email from Alison Chaiken
saying that she'd got a web page with a list of links for the Technical Tourist
in the San Francisco Bay Area.
It's a great list
And it complements The Geek Atlas nicely.
I agree with her that the USGS
in Menlo Park is great. They have a cool store… Continue
Added by John Graham-Cumming on July 1, 2009 at 5:30pm —
I recently wrote an article
for the San Francisco Chronicle about five geeky places to go and see in the western US that are free of charge:
Think technology and it's not hard to see dollar signs. But California and the West have many free and geeky places worth visiting; you just have to know where to look. My new book, "The Geek Atlas" (O'Reilly Media, 542 pages, $29.99), details 128… Continue
Added by John Graham-Cumming on June 13, 2009 at 9:37pm —
I visited four of the geek spots on a cycle trip around London for The Times yesterday. Had a Brilliant afternoon! I was particularly impressed by the Hunterian and the Fleming museums.
Check out my geek tour at:
Added by Hannah Devlin on June 12, 2009 at 3:32pm —
You included that Mickey Mouse Tunnel in London but not the Seikan Tunnel connecting the islands of Honshu and Hokkeido? - The building of Seikan was one of the greatest engineering feats of all time.
When riding that tunnel by train you go 140 meters below the sea floor of the Pacific through solid granite.
Unitl the new Gotthard tunnel is finished Seikan will remain the longest tunnel in the world with a length of 54 km. The Channel tunnel just doesn't compare with a length of 50 km… Continue
Added by Harry Hansen on May 29, 2009 at 11:35pm —
I'm John Graham-Cumming, author of The Geek Atlas, and administrator of this web site. I've set up this site so that readers of the book can contribute their photos, videos, trip reports, and anything else they feel is interesting concerning the places in the book.
To help keep track of the connection between the book and this web site please follow two rules when adding stuff: use the Tags feature to tag what you are adding with the chapter number in the book.… Continue
Added by John Graham-Cumming on May 15, 2009 at 11:08am —