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The Concept of Time Through the Ages

Course Description

Humans have been keeping time throughout history and this lecture will give some background on how timekeeping developed through the ages. How did we get days, weeks, months, years, and seasons? What's with this leap year and leap second stuff? How did mariners find their way at sea, before GPS? Is a sundial really accurate? How did Greenwich England become the starting point for modern timekeeping? What is the International Date Line? Have you ever heard of the "Equation of time"? Why do we have standard time zones and why do we confuse everyone twice a year with daylight savings time? So what time is it, anyway? Well that depends...

Please note: this course requires membership in Silver Frogs Membership Spring 2019

Number of Seat(s) Available: There are 2 openings remaining at this time.

Dates:March 27, 2019
Meets:W from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Instructor:Randy Smith
Fee: $0.00Fee Breakdown