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Ancient Computer

Tuesday, July 29, 2014  
12:15 PM
DVD, 60 Minutes

An unpromising lump of metal found in a 2,000-year-old shipwreck turned out to be an extraordinary treasure: the world's first computer. NOVA follows the ingenious detective work that painstakingly discovered the truth about the ancient Greek device: it was an astonishingly sophisticated astronomical calculator and eclipse predictor, unrivaled until the era of modern science and believed to be from the workshop of Archimedes.
Event fee: Free
Location:
612 Smithfield Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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