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Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There

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Exhibit Opening Series
Friday, April 12, 2013
10:00 am
Time and Navigation
Museum in Washington, DC

The permanent exhibition, Time and Navigation, will explore how revolutions in timekeeping over three centuries have influenced how we find our way.

If you want to know where you are, you need an accurate clock. This surprising connection between time and place has been crucial for centuries. About 250 years ago, sailors first used accurate clocks to navigate the oceans. Today we locate ourselves on the globe with synchronized clocks in orbiting satellites. Among the many challenges facing navigation from then to now, one stands out: keeping accurate time.

Learn more by exploring the online exhibition.

This exhibit is made possible by the generous support of the following donors.

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