LEONARDO'S DREAM OF FLIGHT
Leonardo da Vinci is recognized worldwide as one of the most talented artists and inventors in history. His most ambitious dream was human flight. He drew gliders, a parachute, a helicopter prototype, machines imitating the flight of birds, and other exotica. Modern reconstructions have shown that most of his models could fly. In this presentation co-sponsored by RASBJ, “Understanding Science” and the Bookworm, Prof. Plinio Innocenzi evokes Leonardo’s visionary dream of flight.
WHAT: “Leonardo’s Dream of Flight,” by Prof. Plinio Innocenzi
WHEN: April 10, Monday, from 7:30-9:30 PM
WHERE: The Bookworm, Building 4, Nan Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing. Tel: 6586 9507 MAP [link http://beijingbookworm.
ENTRANCE: Free but food/drinks are at your own expense
RSVP: email communications.ras.bj@
MORE ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Plinio Innocenzi is a Professor at the University of Sassari and Science Counsellor at the Embassy of Italy in Beijing.
We've got something for everyone in coming weeks. RASBJ members have been invited to an Apr 9 Beijing Film Festival screening of "Destiny," about an autistic child's struggle for normal schooling, plus comments by director Zhang Wei (tickets are limited). Then RASBJ will partner with "Understanding Science" and the Bookworm Apr 10 on Italian diplomat Plinio Innocenzi's talk about Leonardo da Vinci.Later this spring we'll have a film on "Genghis Khan's Great Wall" and a talk on arts in China. Hope to see you at one of these events. Thanks for your support!
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