Voyager and the Third Great Age of Discovery

Stephen Pyne, Arizona State University

Great Works Symposium, Pennoni Honors College, Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 7:00pm

Time: 6:00pm Location: Disque 109, Drexel University Voyager 1 is on the cusp of leaving the solar system. Its trajectory is a constant triangulation of looking back and looking ahead, and so it is with the mission’s historic significance. Since the 15th century, Western exploration has undergone three long waves, of which Voyager might stand as a grand gesture for the third.