Ales & Ideas presents Calendrics: The Mathematics of Calendars

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 7:00pm

Calendrics: The Mathematics of Calendars with Rich Beveridge, MA 

Clatsop Community College and Fort George Brewery are pleased to announce the next public event in the Ales & Ideas lecture series featuring free multimedia presentations by members of the CCC faculty and staff.  Thursday, November 29th, CCC Math Instructor Rich Beveridge will address the ancient and and intriguing mathematics of calendar making. The year 2000 was a leap year, will 2100 be a leap year?  Does the Mayan calendar really predict the end of the world on December 21, 2012?  Beveridge’s powerpoint presentation will also explore luni-solar calendars which try to reconcile the phases of the moon with the seasons of the sun and the politics of calendar-making in ancient Rome. Come learn how the problem of keeping a calendar true to the cycles of the sun and moon has challenged many civilizations through history. Some advanced mathematics will be introduced, but mostly the presentation will focus on basic ideas of counting days and cycles of time.  Rich Beveridge has been a Math Instructor at Clatsop Community College since 2004, and he now teaches Calculus for dual credit at Astoria High School.  He holds a BA in French from the University of Virginia, a MEd from Oklahoma City University and BA and MA degrees in Mathematics from the University of Maine.  Doors open at 6:00 pm; event begins at 7:00pm.  Seasonal beers on tap, food and other beverages are available for purchase.  Minors are welcome.  Join Rich and others for an entertaining and educational evening in a cozy community setting.

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