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Old Dominion NAWCC Chapter 34


Sunday, April 9, 2017

Meeting Location

Fort Magruder Inn and Conference Center
6945 Pocahontas Trail  •  Williamsburg, Virginia

Please noteRenovations at the Fort Magruder Inn and Conference Center are partially completed.  The  hotel is now able to accommodate us for our meetings.

The meeting and luncheon will be held in Hill’s and McClellan’s rooms on the front (street side) of the hotel.

10:30 AM Exhibit Opens
  Mart Opens
11:15 AM Program Part I
12:00 Noon Luncheon
Following Lunch Business Meeting
  Program Part II

Program – Part I     11:15 a.m.

The Antikythera Mechanism

The video presentation features the Antikythera Mechanism – an ancient analogue computer and orrery used to predict astronomical positions and eclipses for calendrical and astrological purposes, as well as the Olympiads (the cycles of the ancient Olympic Games).  The artifact was recovered around July 1901 from the Antikythera shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera.  Believed to have been designed and constructed by Greek scientists, the instrument has been dated either between 150 and 100 BC, or, according to a more recent view, in 205 BC.  Found housed in a wooden box, the device is a complex clockwork mechanism composed of at least 30 meshing bronze gears. 

All known fragments of the Antikythera mechanism are kept at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, Greece, along with a number of artistic reconstructions of how the mechanism may have looked.

Program II    

“These Are Not Your Grandfather’s Screwdrivers”
Presented by Stan Palen

Chapter Member Stan Palen will present a summary of a presentation given at the American Watch and Clockmakers Institute (AWCI) Convention in Chicago in 2016.  Learn why you need several of the same size screwdrivers on your bench.

Previous Programs

Richard Robinson, President
James Wynne, Vice President
Judy Draucker, Secretary Contact Judy
Janet L. Tyler- Treasurer

Future Meeting Dates

February 11, 2018 April 8, 2018
June 11, 2017 August 13, 2017
October 8, 2017 December 10, 2017



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