Thursday, May 14, 2015 6:00 – 9:00pm
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sethanne Howard “Benjamin Banneker and Celestial Navigation: Just how did they know where they were, then?”
Dr. Sethanne Howard, esteemed astronomer, author, and long-time Washington Academy of Sciences Board Member will tell 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 will also discuss the techniques used in those days to determine latitude and longitude for surveying.
Please come and invite your friends! This is the Academy’s annual event when we recognize the achievements of many local scientists, engineers and educators. Come and share the joy! (Black tie optional).
Location: National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association (NRECA), 4301 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA 22203