Edgerton Center Hosts Visitors at Third Annual Obscura Day

Published in MIT News on June 6, 2012 by Camilla Brinkman

Dr. Jim Bales explains how the strobe light caputures the milk spash.

In the spirit of Doc Edgerton’s famous aphorism, “Tell everyone everything you know,” the MIT Edgerton Center opened its doors on April 28 to participate in Obscura Day, an international celebration of unusual places.

“Obscura Day is the culmination of months of outreach to our extended community and to organizations like MIT seeking to match local hosts with opportunities for nearby exploration of unusual places hidden in plain sight," said Annetta Black, senior editor of Atlas Obscura, by email...

Twenty-one people — ranging in age from three to 70 years — from as far away as New York City, made the pilgrimage to the Edgerton Center to see the unseen, the events that occur too fast to be seen by the naked eye....

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Obscura Day Video