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"Isaac Newton" Apple Tree

 
 
"Isaac Newton" Apple Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), February 15, 2021
1. "Isaac Newton" Apple Tree Marker
Inscription.  Here is the scion of the storied apple tree which is believed to have led to Sir Isaac Newton's discovery of the law of gravity. A gift from John Astin, A&S, '52, and Valerie Sandobal Astin, this sapling was derived from a tree at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, itself a scion from the original tree at Newton's home in Lincolnshire, England, and honors former John Hopkins fellow Allen V. Astin, PhD, physicist, electronics pioneer, and Director of NIST from 1951-1969. WE are deeply grateful to the Astin family for their many contributions to our institution and for this grand piece of scientific history.
 
Erected by Johns Hopkins University.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 39° 19.82′ N, 76° 37.159′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. It is in Johns Hopkins Homewood. Marker can be reached from North Charles Street (Maryland Route 139) 0.1 miles north of East 34th Street, on the left when traveling
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north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21210, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Homewood Privy, c. 1801 (within shouting distance of this marker); Homewood (within shouting distance of this marker); Orchard (within shouting distance of this marker); Farmhouse & Slave Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Keyser Quadrangle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Homewood (about 400 feet away); The Sheridan Libraries (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Homewood (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
"Isaac Newton" Apple Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), February 15, 2021
2. "Isaac Newton" Apple Tree Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 15, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 741 times since then and 105 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 15, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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