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The year 1732 in science and technology involved some significant events.

Astronomy

French astronomer Joseph-Nicolas Delisle invents the Delisle scale for measuring temperature (recalibrated in 1738).

Chemistry

Herman Boerhaave publishes the authorized edition of his Elementa chemiae in Leiden.

Exploration

August - Mikhail Gvozdev with navigator Ivan Fyodorov in the Sviatoi Gavriil make the first known crossing of the Bering Strait, from Cape Dezhnev to Cape Prince of Wales, and explore the Alaskan coast.[1]

Inventions

Henri Pitot develops the Pitot tube used for measuring flow velocity under the Seine bridges.

Awards

Copley Medal: Stephen Gray

Births

January 11 - Peter Forsskål, Finnish naturalist (d. 1763)
6 October 1732 Birth of Nevil Maskelyne in London, England, English Astronomer Royal (d. 1811)
Maria Christina Bruhn, Swedish inventor, (d. 1802)

Deaths

January 17 - John Horsley, British archaeologist (b. c.1685)

References

^ "Иван Федоров и Михаил Гвоздев". Иван Федоров и Михаил Гвоздев.

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Chronology

1731 - 1732 - 1733

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