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Leonardo: The Man Who Saved Science


Leonardo da Vinci is, of course, best known as one of the world's greatest artists. At his death in 1519, he was famous for such masterpieces as the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. But he was more than a painter, he was also a musician, writer, and showman. In the pages of his notebooks, written in a secretive reverse script, and unpublished for more than 400 years, we discover yet another Leonardo, the man of science. His notebooks contain plans for hundreds of inventions that would be created hundreds of years later including the machine guns, diving suits, construction cranes, robots, flying machines, and more.


Was Leonardo a genius? A prophet who anticipated the modern age by 500 years? Or was there another explanation? Leonardo, The Man Who Saved Science goes in search of the answer to these questions.


This one-hour PBS documentary will be shown in the DynaTheater, free of charge for members and their guests. A $5 donation is suggested, with all proceeds going toward the Foundation's efforts of supporting STEAM education programs.  

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