On Thursday, June 26, at 7:00 pm Steve Hallee will present Catching the Wind as part of Penobscot Marine Museum’s Thursday Night Lecture Series. Halle’s talk will range from the latest in offshore wind power technology, to the ways in which ancient peoples captured wind power not only for sailing but also for grinding corn and pumping water. He will discuss the generation of wind on earth by the sun in our atmosphere, illustrate how sails and windmill blades have changed over the years to optimize how much power they catch from the wind, and discuss the latest Sailing America’s Cup designs. Hallee is a Maine native, science teacher, inventor and founder of several companies including Green Ridge Energy, Tecwind, Sensaflo and Silverleaf Instruments. Catching the Wind will be at PMM’s Main Street Gallery. Tickets are $8 for members and $10 for non-members.
For more information go to www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org or call 207-548-2529.
Penobscot Marine Museum on Route One in Searsport has seven new exhibits and over fifty programs and events during the 2014 season. It is open Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm, and Sunday noon to 5:00 pm through Sunday, October 19.