Story: Timekeeping

Atomic clocks

Tim Armstrong is responsible for maintaining the three caesium atomic clocks at the Measurement Standards Laboratory in Lower Hutt. These clocks are responsible for maintaining accurate time in New Zealand. In this video Tim explains why it is necessary to have three such clocks, rather than just one.

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Jock Phillips, 'Timekeeping - Modern times', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/6708/atomic-clocks (accessed 10 December 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 12 Jun 2006