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Unveiling the Wonders of the Antikythera Mechanism

March 22, 2024 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Studio – Wick High School
Newton Rd
Wick KW1 5LT
Unveiling the Wonders of the Antikythera Mechanism @ The Studio – Wick High School | Scotland | United Kingdom

Join Caithness International Science Festival on a captivating journey through time as we explore the enigma of the Antikythera Mechanism, a marvel that challenges our understanding of ancient technology.

Discovered over a century ago in the depths of the Aegean Sea, this intricate mechanism has baffled historians and scientists alike. In this talk, we will delve into the secrets of the Antikythera Mechanism, from its unexpected discovery to the ongoing debates about its purpose. This presentation will transport you to the crossroads of history and technology. Discussing the contributions of researchers and outlining the ongoing questions in the study of the Antikythera Mechanism; along with theories about its possible design, origin, and timeframe.

Richard Oakley, the speaker, brings extensive experience as an Engineering Lecturer at UHI Moray and has contributed his expertise to various offshore companies, specializing in 2D and 3D Parametric Modelling Software. He currently leads a company dedicated to crafting gates and railing systems. Additionally, Richard actively participates in the committees of four local clubs and societies, including SIGMA, Moray’s Astronomy Club.

Free entry, suitable for  all ages, all welcome!