Joshua Foer

Atlas Obscura's Co-Founder

Joshua Foer is the co-founder and chairman of Atlas Obscura, and author of Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything.

About The presentation

Clockwork Nature

On April 8, the gears of the solar system will click into place in a manner that is rare—but not unpredictable. The eclipse is a reminder that we live in a clockwork universe, and that our measurements of time’s passage here on Earth are always ultimately tied to observations of the heavens. For millennia, we’ve been building strange machines to tell time directly from the rhythms of nature. From sunflower clocks to moon dials, we’re going to explore the eccentric history of natural timepieces.

Sunday, April 7th