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Science on the Big Screen: Second Saturday Film Series

February 14, 2015, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

NOVA: Ancient Computer (60 minutes)

Saturday, February 14, in the William N. Deramus III Cosmology Theater.

About the film

An unpromising lump of metal found in a 2,000-year-old shipwreck turns 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.

Admission tickets

The event is free and open to the public; e-tickets are not required.


Parking is free in Library parking lots and along the west side of Holmes Street between 51st and 52nd streets. The main entrance to the Library grounds is on Cherry Street. The Linda Hall Library is not affiliated with UMKC. Parking in all UMKC lots is by permit or meter.


February 14, 2015
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


Linda Hall Library
5109 Cherry
Kansas City, MO 64110 United States
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