Ships, Clocks and Stars
Posted by Tall Ships America on September 30, 2015
Is it just me or does Mystic Seaport always seem to have the coolest programs happening? There seriously does not seem to ever be a dull moment at the waterfront. The latest program, “Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude ” looks especially fascinating. The “Ships, Clocks & Stars” exhibit tells the story of the race to determine longitude at sea and how one of the greatest technical challenges of the 18th century was eventually solved by the dedicated efforts of astronomers, physicists, clockmakers, sailors, and many others. Produced by the National Maritime Museum in London, Mystic Seaport is the only place in the world this unique exhibit will be on display for the next six months. The exhibit is at Mystic Seaport through March 28, 2016, after which time it moves on to the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney.