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).
Tickets are not required for this event