Sailing into the Electrical Age, another Illustrated Talk by this lively presenter who will take us on a journey from Ancient Egypt via: magnets, compasses, batteries and dynamos; electric motors, electric telegraphs and electric fish; arc lights, light bulbs, lighthouses and lightning; a fight at the Royal Institution; Davy, Faraday, Marconi, Edison, Tesla, and Watson-Watt; radio, radar, Decca, Loran, Transit and Polaris.
Hear how a children's toy known to the Ancient Egyptians has steered ships, missiles, submarines and spacecraft, enabled us to drive cars on the moon without satnav or compass (but with a little help from the Vikings) and is miniaturised inside your phone and beneath the wings of a fruit fly.
Date: Saturday 31st October 2020, at 19:30.
Registration/Booking, open now.
Covid-19 Special Arrangements for our Winter Talks: Due to Government regulations, the Royal Harwich Yacht Club will be unable to accommodate us for this event. We shall therefore hold the meeting entirely on Zoom.
On Zoom: Meeting opens at 19:30. You will be able to join us from anywhere you can get online, using your PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone, and enjoy the talk and see any illustrations. We aim to make these sociable meetings and, if you wish, you may ask questions and chat with other members in small groups. Details of the Zoom meeting will be emailed to you the day before the event. Registration is for one device with as many watching as you wish. There is no charge for these Talks on Zoom for the time being.
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You may find the following useful: Hints and Tips on using Zoom for the Winter Talks.
Places are limited, so to avoid disappointment, please book early.