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  UNDERWATER ROBOTS, CREATION OF THE PANAMA CANAL, BUILDING A ONE-MAN SUBMARINE HIGHLIGHT EXPLORERS CLUB’S MARCH PUBLIC LECTURES


The Explorers Club’s 2008 Exploration Lecture Series continues in March with three fascinating presentations.  

On Monday, March 3, 2008, The Explorers Club will host a presentation entitled Mission Extreme Deep: Exploring the Ends of the Earth-Neptune's Basement by Club member Dave Gallo of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. Gallo was one of the first oceanographers to use a combination of manned submersibles and robots to map the ocean world with unprecedented clarity and detail. He was a co-expedition leader during an exploration of the RMS Titanic and the German battleship Bismarck, using the Russian Mir subs. He has a passion for encouraging young minds to look at this planet through their own eyes and to pursue their own curiosity about what fantastic worlds might exist deep beneath the waves.

On Monday, March 24, 2008,  writer Matthew Parker will present a talk entitled, PANAMA FEVER: The Epic History of One of the Greatest Engineering Triumphs of All Time: The Building of the Panama Canal. Parker offers a groundbreaking account of one of man’s greatest engineering feats and victory over nature -- the building of the Panama Canal. This epic story takes in the Spanish Conquistadors, the Darien Disaster, the often fraudulent explorations, the ‘49 gold rush, the amazing story of the US-built Panama Railroad, the French attempt to build a sea-level canal in the 1880s (history’s greatest engineering disaster), and the American triumph, a victory of man over nature not matched until the moon landings. 

On Monday, March 31, 2008, the Club will host a lecture entitled My Yellow Submarine, from Dream to Reality: A Love Story in Depth by Club member Alan Winick. Starting with a brief survey of the history of underwater exploration, Winick will share anecdotes from the 30-year saga that would culminate in the successful launch of EXPLORER, his one-person submersible. The story explores the challenges, technical, social, and fiscal, that face a city kid with a crazy dream, and also examines the real science behind the design of underwater vehicles.  

Tickets for all lectures are $20 for the General Public, $5 for students with valid i.d. 

Lectures are held at our headquarters, 46 East 70th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues (subway: “6” train to 68th Street).  Pre-lecture receptions begin at 6:30 pm, while the talks themselves start at 7 pm.  Lectures are open to the general public. 

 

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