Barlow Orrery, Food For Thought, Food for Thought Presents: The Universe Twigs and Solar Eclipses, Jamie Day, Kentucky Historical Society, KHS, solar eclipse, Thomas Barlow, Transylvania University professor
Just days before the Aug. 21 solar eclipse bathes part of Kentucky in darkness, join us to hear Jamie Day, Transylvania University professor, explain how the ancient Greeks used eclipses to measure the size of the solar system in what will no doubt be a captivating talk.
Day blends history and science in his physics classes and as curator of the Monroe Moosnick Medical and Science Museum.
While you’re here, enjoy a visit to our Barlow Orrery. This exhibit features an advanced planetary model of the mid-1800s that was used to teach astronomy, built by Lexington’s own inventor extraordinaire Thomas Barlow.
August 16 | Noon – 2 p.m.
$25 KHS Members | $30 Others
Reservations required by 5 p.m., Friday, Aug 11
Call the Reservations Desk at: 502-564-1792, ext. 4408
Note: Open seating
No refunds for cancellations after Noon, Monday, August 14