Scientific Exploration in the Enlightenment: Captain Cook's Voyages to the Pacific Ocean, 1768-1779

From the late 1400s on, Europeans continuously pushed outward into vast reaches of the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. But only in the 18th century were expeditions organized to yield scientific information that could be turned into commercial, and sometimes military, advantages. Using Cook's three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, we investigate what scientific expeditions hoped to accomplish, how they were carried out, and what kinds of new knowledge they yielded.

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What: Scientific Exploration in the Enlightenment: Captain Cook's Voyages to the Pacific Ocean, 1768-1779

When: 4 weeks; Tue, Feb 6-27, 7:30-8:45pm

Where: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., Madison, WI

Cost: $60

Continuing education credit: 5 hours (0.5 CEUs)

Instructor: Thomas Broman

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