Time and Navigation

An opportunity to interact with the Smithsonian experts who developed the “Time and Navigation” exhibition, now on view at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, with additional online resources available at  http://timeandnavigation.si.edu/

Why would you need a clock to know where you are?   The curators who developed the “Time and Navigation” exhibition will answer that question and more!  Hear the fascinating history of telling time (from sundials to atomic clocks) and the connection between time and place. Discover how the ability to navigate was, and still is, crucial to politics and trade throughout the world.  Learn about the science and technology behind GPS and other modern forms of navigation. Find out who can navigate—and what the future holds for navigators.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

11:00-11:50AM, EDT Time and Navigation: The Time Place Connection
Presenter: Mychalene Giampaoli, National Air and Space Museum

12:00-12:50PM, EDT Time and Navigation: Meeting the Challenge, Inventing the Future
Presenter: Roger Connor, National Air and Space Museum

1:00-1:50PM, EDT Time and Navigation: How does it Work?
Presenter: Dr. Paul Ceruzzi, National Air and Space Museum

2:00-2:50PM, EDT Time and Navigation: Who can Navigate?
Presenter: Dr. Andrew K. Johnston, National Air and Space Museum

All sessions will be closed captioned and archived.