Fresnel Lens Virtual Program with the Cape Henry Lighthouse

Jul 25, 2024

7:00 pm — 8:00 pm

Fresnel Lens’ revolutionized aids to navigation with its invention in 1822.  Dive into the mechanics of how it projects light miles further than any other lens. Be introduced to the man who created the lens that changed navigation, Augustin Jean Fresnel, a French engineer.  View photos of the New Cape Henry Lighthouse’s First Order Fresnel Lens and compare to others lens of different sizes.  This program will dig into the importance of lighthouse mechanics.

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