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Connecticut Science Center, Adult Coffee Club

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST

Adult Coffee Club: History of Flight Series

Part I: Minos Rules Everything, But he Does Not Rule the Heavens
Wednesday, February 15 | 10AM – 11:30AM

Flight has always been a human dream. Part I of this four part series centers on the concept of flight, from its most ancient ideas to the Second World War when rockets- and thus space travel- became a reality. Ancient texts and revisionist theories about ancient flight will be explored, as well as the process by which humans began to achieve heavier-than-air flight in imitation of both birds and dragonflies, finally achieving viable makes of both aircraft and helicopters in the 1940s. The talk will end with the breaking of the sound barrier in 1947 by Chuck Yeager, one of the most incredible flying feats ever recorded. This session will have a snow date of February 22.

Presented by:  Professor Hamish Lutris – Associate Professor, History/Political Science at Capital Community College


$28 – Early Bird Bundle* (all 4 sessions)
$32 – 4 Session Bundle**
$10 – Individual Session Price
$6/pp – Individual Session Group Rate (6 or more people)
*Must purchase before January 20. **Must purchase before February 15.

Each ticket includes a lecture and light refreshments. An additional ticket to explore the Science Center after the lecture can be purchased at each event for $10/pp. Attendees are responsible for a flat-rate parking fee of $5 to park in the Science Center garage.

GROUP TICKETS (6+ Attendees): Are available by calling 860-520-2104 or emailing [email protected]



February 15
10:00 am - 11:30 am EST


Connecticut Science Center
250 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06103
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(860) 724-3623
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