Yale Peabody Museum Gallery Talk
Dr. Alexi Baker

Science & Technology in Early America

Alexi Baker

Collections Manager, YPM Division of Historical Scientific Instruments

 

Thursday, December 7, 4:00 pm

David Friend Hall

 

The Yale Peabody Museum has thousands of extraordinary historical objects representing almost 500 years of the history of science and technology, including instruments used for science and exploration in early America. Come see Yale’s oldest surviving microscope from 1734, the “Rolls-Royce” of astronomical telescopes used by luminaries like Benjamin Franklin, and the type of octant that helped Lewis & Clark cross the American frontier!

 

Refreshments to follow. Free admission.

 

Gallery Talks will continue in 2018 – check back for schedule.