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TXMOST Talk with Sir Dermot Turing

The Texas Museum of Science and Technology is continuing their new monthly TXMOST Talks Noteworthy Names Series with Sir Dermot Turing on Tuesday, March 21 from 6:30 – 8 pm. Sir Turing will speak on the topic of his famous uncle Alan Turing’s place in the pantheon of computing – to what extent is it right to view him as the ‘father of the computer’? For the first time in the US, he will build upon ideas he has presented previously, looking at the various machines which Alan developed throughout his life, where they stand in the evolution of computing machinery, and what the challenges were in the 1930s and 1940s. He will also discuss The Imitation Game and Alan Turing’s personal life, death, and recent pardon.

 

Snacks and drinks will be provided. Early Bird Prices are $10 for members, $20 for non-members, and $15 for students. Starting March 11th, prices will go up to $15 for members, $25 for non-members, and $20 for students. Tickets may be reserved at www.shop.txmost.org.

 

About the Texas Museum of Science & Technology: The Texas Museum of Science & Technology (TXMOST) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to elevating interest, understanding and participation in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for the Central Texas community; developing and implementing educational outreach programs and resources; and creating Austin’s first science museum, planetarium and technology center. For almost 13 years, TXMOST was known as the Austin Planetarium, traveling around the central Texas area with a mobile planetarium doing shows, events, and outreach programs. In March 2015, they set up an interim facility in Cedar Park and opened the doors with their first exhibit Body Worlds. They have since hosted Space City and Nikon Small World, and are currently hosting the TimeWalk exhibition, where visitors can journey from the deep past of the Precambrian Era, through the Jurassic, into the Holocene Period. For more information, visit www.txmost.org.

 

 

 

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