Today's mobiles are more than just phones - they are small computers that combine the roles of telephone, camera (still and video), radio, television, telegraph, games console, address book ... The further the century progresses, the more the list grows! Until quite recently, these functions were each performed by different devices, most of which were invented or perfected in the 19th and 20th Centuries. To people of their time they seemed incredibly modern and it was difficult to see how they could ever be improved further.
At the Museum of Communication you'll learn how all these old technologies worked. Here you can:
Open until 28 September, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 11 - 4 pm and other times by arrangement - phone 01506 823424 for details.
Admission (including refreshments) - Adults £3, Children/Concessions £1.50.
All lectures take place in the Museum of Communication, 131 High Street, Burntisland KY3 9AA
THURSDAY 23 May at 7.30 pm: Inspiration and Inventions - Development of Photography (Prof. Bill Kennedy)
Tuesday 18 June at 7.30 pm: Kite Aerial Photography (James Gentles)
Tuesday 27 August at 7.30 pm: Aurora Borealis (David Gavine)
Admission £4 [Members]; £5 [non-members] including refreshments
The next two lectures in our amazingly popular series are:
‘Inspirations and Inventions – the development of Photography’ (Thursday, 23 May) by Prof. Bill Kennedy - not to be missed!
'Kite Aerial Photography‘ (Tuesday, 18 June). This should have great local appeal, as most of the material is being filmed from a kite at about 50 feet, here in Fife!
August’s lecture is about the Aurora Borealis – but more of that later!
In September 2013, Tom Stevenson and Dorothy Brankin will again take part in the celebrated Orkney International Science Festival. This year, MoC presentations will be given in Kirkwall and on North Ronaldsay. Further details will appear on this site nearer the time.
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