Astronomy Seminar: The astronomer's toolkit: How did we do it before we had computers?

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Date/Time:Friday, 31 Jan 2020 from 4:10 pm to 5:10 pm
Location:Rm 52, Physics Hall
Cost:0.00
Contact:Curt Struck
Phone:515-294-3666
Channel:Astronomy
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Prof. Emeritus Lee Anne Willson

Today we use our pocket, laptop, and desktop computers to carry out calculations, prepare graphs and figures, write manuscripts, and communicate with colleagues near and far. How did we do all these tasks 50 years ago? The tools we used required skills no longer taught. I will demonstrate some items and share stories from my experiences with developing technology.