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Monday, October 11, 2010

Public Lecture and Tour with Deep Ocean Shipwreck Explorer Mark Gordon

Just Announced: Public Lecture and Tour with
Deep Ocean Shipwreck Explorer Mark Gordon

Thursday, October 14, 2010 7:00 p.m.

Maryland Science Center

601 Light Street
Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

Free Admission

Dive deep into underwater exploration with the president of Odyssey Marine Exploration Mark Gordon at a free lecture and tour of the new SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure exhibition at the Maryland Science Center.

In his multi-media presentation, Gordon will share the specialized technologies, equipment and techniques that Odyssey uses to find sunken ships, and recover and conserve artifacts.  He will also discuss the importance of inspiring the next generation of explorers, engineers and entrepreneurial-minded students. 

Gordon has led Odyssey during some of its most famous discoveries including the historic deep-ocean treasure recovery of over 500,000 silver and gold coins, weighing 17 tons, from a site code-named "Black Swan" which constitutes the largest collection of coins ever excavated from a deep-ocean site.

After the lecture, guests are invited on a free tour of the new SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure exhibition which opened at the Maryland Science Center on October 1.  The lecture and tour are free to the public, but advance registration is required. For more information or to register, please call 410-545-5972.

For information and tickets, visit www.marylandsciencecenter.org or call the 24-Hour Information Line at 410-685-5225.

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