Navigation Across the Oceans, Earth, and Space

December 6, 2016

1547 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA


“He pointed out to him the bearings of the coast, explained to him the variations of the compass, and taught him to read in that vast book opened over our heads which they call heaven, and where God writes in azure with letters of diamonds.” — Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

Centuries ago mariners navigated across oceans using specialized tools such as sextants and chronometers. Today orbiting satellites provide essential global services, allowing people everywhere to navigate. In this talk, learn how astronauts experimented with techniques  similar to ship navigators centuries ago, and how space exploration opened up new frontiers and challenges for finding our way on the Earth and across space.

C2ST Speakeasy combines learning with a casual environment. Our Speakeasy series is held monthly. Pint Chicago has food and drink available for purchase before, during and after the talk. Science enthusiasts under the age of 21 are welcomed at Pint Chicago during our Speakeasy talks. Attendance is free, but registration is strongly encouraged. To register, click on the “Get Tickets” button below. Seating is first come, first served.

*note: the start time of this program has been moved from 7 pm to 7:30 pm*