March General Meeting

JamiePublished March 7, 2021 by Jamie

March 26 – 7:00 pm

This presentation will be about 90 minutes so please note our 7pm start time. We will not have a separate novice program this month.

This month we will have a combined program for novices and experienced astronomers alike! Join us as we learn about the Antikythera Device, a wonderfully complex mechanism first built in Greece around 205 to 60 BCE. It predicts eclipses, the positions of the planets and the dates of the Olympic games. Although the device is singular, its intricate gearing suggests that it must have been the result of a long series of development. It was discovered in 1900 in the remains of a shipwreck, near the island of Antikythera, Greece. Our speaker, Kurt Baty, built a faithful Lego model of the Antikythera Device designing pieces and printing them with a 3-D printer. He will speak about the device, how it works and provide the background needed to understand this marvel.

 

Kurt Baty is a Life Member of the IEEE. He has 44 years’ experience in the electronics industry and has been, since 1988, an independent design consultant. His client list includes many large companies and he holds many basic patents in computer technology. Kurt is also an avid science fiction fan and numismatist.

 

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