Historical Electronics Museum
Guglielmo Marconi, recognizing the possibility of using electromagnetic waves for wireless communication, laid the groundwork for the engineers who developed radio, television, facsimile machines, cell phones, and more. This museum, devoted to the history of advanced electronic technology, offers an extensive display of engineering breakthroughs in radar, communications, and electronic countermeasures. Visitors can see the lunar TV camera that transmitted Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon and the German Enigma, which encoded messages in WW II.
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Activity Type:Trips and Destinations
Grade:K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Fun Fact:The first commercial broadcasting station in the U.S. was KDKA, established in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1920.