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Friday Night at the Observatory

Oct 19, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Description

Fort Wayne Astronomical Society member Jon Thomas presents "The Antikythera Mechanism."

In conjunction with the Department of Physics Friday Night at the Observatory Series, Thomas will speak about an ancient scientific instrument that was discovered off the coast of Antikythera, a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. More than 2,000 years old, the geared mechanism could show and predict the motion of the Sun and Moon among the stars, including lunar phases and eclipses. This talk highlights the extraordinary knowledge of the universe possessed by ancient Greek astronomers and how they incorporated that knowledge into the mechanism.

After the lecture, take a trip to the incredible Purdue Fort Wayne Observatory, located at West Baker Drive (only eight minutes from Kettler).

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About This Event

Event Type:
Academic
Community/Open to the Public
Lecture/Talk/Reading
Topics:
education
mathScience
Tags:
astronomy
telescope
Organizers:
Arts and Sciences
Physics
Audience:
Future Students
Current Students
Faculty and Staff
Parents and Family
Alumni
Donors
General Public
For Children
Media
Calendar:
Public

How to Attend

Tickets are not required for this event

Cost:
Free

Contact Information

Contact Name:
Melissa Froderman
Contact Phone:
260-481-6306
Contact Email:
frodermm@pfw.edu

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Location:
Room 132
Place:
Kettler Hall
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