Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 10am & 12:15pm
Presented by Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation
Co-commissioned by the Kennedy Center, LIVE WIRE! The Electricity Tour will explore the fundamentals of electrical energy and the history of humanity’s adventures into its potential. At the dawn of the 19th-century mankind first harnessed the power of electricity, the world changed and the journey still continues.
Topics covered include: safety; Tesla; Edison; Faraday; lightning bolts, current; voltage; conductive and non-conductive media; electrical arcs; light emission; sparks; resistance; magnetic fields, electric generators: mechanical energy to electrical energy; electromagnetic coils and conductors.
WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT OF: Barker Welfare Foundation, Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation, The Box of Rain Foundation, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, First Student, Inc., The George Link, Jr. Charitable Trust, Kohl’s Cares – Associates in Action, Macy’s, The Philip H. and Christine Lodewick Foundation, Pitney Bowes Foundation, Praxair, Union Savings Bank, and Whole Foods Market.