Another Successful Awards Banquet
Dr. Sethanne Howard’s presentation “Benjamin Banneker and Celestial Navigation: Just how did they know where they were, then?” was the highlight of our annual banquet to give recognition to deserving local scientists and engineers.
Dr. Sethanne Howard, esteemed astronomer, author, and long-time Washington Academy of Sciences Board Member presented the remarkable story of Benjamin Banneker, who was on the team that surveyed the original boundaries of Washington D.C. He was a self-educated scientist and extraordinary mathematician. Dr. Howard also discussed the techniques used in those days to determine latitude and longitude for surveying.
Photos of awardees will be displayed here soon!