Mew to TQ: Lighthouse Technology

Wednesday 22 February, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Suitability: 16+

Free. To book your space please email or call 02890730490

Join Titanic Foundation & Commissioner for Irish Lights as they present a talk on one of the largest lighthouse optics of its kind ever constructed. Weighing 10 tonnes, measuring 7 metres tall and 130 years old, the Mew Island optic is a unique heritage object with significance to Belfast’s economic, maritime and industrial past - and it’s coming to Titanic Quarter in the summer of 2017!
The talk will explore the science and the innovation related to lighthouse technology: illustrating that the Fresnel lens was a major scientific breakthrough, the pinnacle of lighthouse lens size, and the energy sources used to provide the light. Concluding with a flash by flash encounter of its journey from Mew to TQ.


2 Queen's Quay


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