Enlightened: Episode 1, Part 3

2017-01-26T08:00:10-05:00January 26th, 2017|

Join us in this edition of Enlightened! as we continue our look into the history and science behind the Fresnel lens. In this installment, we will talk a little more about French scientist Augustin Fresnel and how his incredible invention shaped lighthouses forever! Make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel for future episodes of Enlightened!, a Nation's Oldest Port educational program. 

Enlightened: Episode 1, Part 2

2017-01-18T11:23:42-05:00January 18th, 2017|

Did you know the U.S. Lighthouse Service initially declined the use of Fresnel lenses? In part two of our first episode of Enlightened! (click here if you haven't seen it yet!), find out why the federal government refused to utilize these revolutionary new lenses even after they were adopted throughout much of Europe. Enlightened! is a St. Augustine Lighthouse educational program designed to serve our mission to discover, preserve, present and keep alive the stories of [...]

Are you ready to get “Enlightened”?

2017-01-12T09:46:59-05:00January 12th, 2017|

Presenting Enlightened! A New St. Augustine Lighthouse Educational Program Have you ever wondered about the history and science behind the St. Augustine Lighthouse? Well, wonder no more! We are going to take you along on an exploration of all the amazing things we do here at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum in our new YouTube series, Enlightened! Enlightened is a way for us to share more with you -- more stories, more history, [...]