ARCHIVE: Time and Navigation: The Time Place Connection
Recorded: Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 11:50 am EST
Duration: 50 minutes
If you want to know where you are, you need a reliable clock. It might seem surprising, but knowing the time is essential for determining position. From sundials to cellphones, timekeeping has evolved over centuries to become more and more accurate, down to tiny fractions of a second. This session explores how time is essential to finding exact location, how time became standardized across the world, and how finding precise time has allowed us to find our way anywhere in the world.
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