Club Meeting January 12, 2018: The Antikythera Mechanism

Friday, January 12, 2018 - 7:30pm

3rd floor lecture room, Lienhard Hall, Pace University

David Mestre, Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT

The Antikythera mechanism is an ancient mechanical computer built to predict astronomical events. It was recovered in 1900 from the Antikythera wreck, a roman shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera. David Mestre, Director of the Henry B. duPont III Planetarium at the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport, presents the fascinating tale of the Antikythera Mechanism’s discovery and its fiendishly clever inner workings. A tale over 2000 years in the making!