April 3, 2021 — 10:00am – 3:00pm 
Gentleman Scientist at Fort Mifflin

  • Discussion of Transit of Venus and the measurement of the Astronomical Unit
  • Discussion of critical role of astronomy in 18th Century and a reference to the Vernal Equinox
  • Discussion of Enlightenment Science vs “exact sciences” of Aristotle
  • Field trip to riverbank and exploration of the new “germ theory” (c1750)
  • 18th Century computations

much more…

Published by Michael Carver

My goal is to bring history alive through interactive portrayal of ordinary American life in the late 18th Century (1750—1799) My persona are: Journeyman Brewer; Cordwainer (leather tradesman but not cobbler), Statesman and Orator; Chandler (candle and soap maker); Gentleman Scientist; and, Soldier in either the British Regular Army, the Centennial Army, or one of the various Militia. Let me help you experience history 1st hand!

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