The Sabreliner has landed!
From telegraph and radio to radar and satellites, the National Electronics Museum offers visitors access to the electronic marvels that have helped to shape our country and our world.
The Sabreliner has landed!
Director Mike Simons is at the controls and ready to bring the Sabreliner to NEM!. Sunday, 10 November at 6:30am. Come watch! http://www.nationalelectronicsmuseum.org/index.php/save-the-sabreliner/ for details
#ThrowBackThursday Here's a fascinating short documentary about the origins of electronic music, pre-synthesizer and pre-computer:
The Delian Mode (Kara Blake, 2009) is a a short experimental documentary revolving around the life and work of electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire, bes...
#ThrowbackThursday Microchip made by Westinghouse for the rendezvous radar in the Gemini Space Craft next to U.S. a Postal Stamp (released Sept. 29, 1967) of EVA from Gemini 4 Space Craft. A Rendezvous Evaluation Pod is in the museum's Historical Collection.
#ThrowBackThursday to RobotFest 2016 with a lineup of some awesome droids built by the Mid-Atlantic Droid and Prop Builders group (known then as R2-DC).
RobotFest 2019 is THIS SATURDAY, 27 April 10am-4pm Bring the family to engage with creative uses of technology in this fun annual event that celebrates hands-on STEM learning.
https://www.robotfest.com/ for details
#ThrowBackThursday photo of SCR-270 mobile unit antenna trailers, circa 1941.
We have a recreation of this trailer in our WWII Gallery - and an actual SCR-270 radar antenna on display outside. You can learn more about more about the SCR-270 - one of the first operational early-warning radar - and its role at Pearl Harbor at the museum.
The museum will close at noon on Friday, 19 April.
Spring Holiday hours:
Friday, 19 April: Open 9am-12pm
Saturday, 20 April: Open 10am-2pm
Sunday, 21 April: Closed
Monday, 22 April: Open 9am-4pm
Director Mike is taking the museum's new popcorn machine for a test drive. Debut to the public at RobotFest on 27 April!
A recent #ThrowBackThursday photo, from 2013 when Director Mike Simons was having a little fun with some magnets strong enough to attract through his hand.
What are the Monday Crew volunteers up to today? They're fabricating "rocks" of course!
#ThrowBackThursday Workers testing and installing AERO 13 fire-control radar into nose of Douglas F4D Skyray circa mid-1950s. (Photo from NEM Photographic Collection) An AERO 13 is on display at the museum in our Cold War Gallery.
Happy April! Hijinks to celebrate April Fools' Day at the museum include swapping out the regular Monday Volunteer Cake with a pizza!**
**it's a cookie!
#ThrowBackThursday Westinghouse promotional photo circa 1970s of an employee holding Westinghouse developed cameras: lunar camera (Apollo 11), lunar color camera (Apollo 14) and SkyLab
#ThrowbackThursday April 2012, NEM volunteers and professional riggers raising the XAF radar antenna outside the museum after three years of restoration work.
Reminder: the museum will be closed to the public on Wednesday, 20 March to accommodate a private event.
Director Mike reminds everyone to "beware the Ides of March".
Happy Pi Day everyone! We had homemade Pi for our Volunteer Treat this week.
#ThrowBackThursday In 2010, NEM purchased two fireproof metal cabinets to safely house our vacuum tube collection. We have over 500 vacuum tubes in our Historical Collection, and another 20,000+ duplicates and 'spares'. It's been an ongoing project at NEM to fabricate archival boxes for each tube we add to our Historical Collection, to provide secure, stable storage and facilitate safe handling for research.
#ThrowbackThursday Safety Training for Westinghouse execs, circa 1950s. Check out that "Tel-A-Viewer" screen!
The Museum will be CLOSED on Wednesday, 20 March for a private event.
We resume regular hours on Thursday, 21 March 9am-4pm.
Here's a Throwback Thursday treat: NEM founder Bob Dwight showing astronaut Mike Collins around the original "Historical Electronics Museum" when it was still in the Westinghouse office building, July 1989.
TechnoSwapFest is TOMORROW! Saturday, 23 February, 9am to 2pm at the museum. $7 admission for Swap Meet and museum galleries, free for kids 5 and younger. Come on out and find all kinds of tech, DIY, and electronics (whole and components) to finish or inspire your next project...or just to see and be seen at TechnoSwapFest!
The museum is CLOSED today, Wednesday 20 February, due to inclement weather.
The museum is OPEN today (Presidents' Day) Monday, 18 February 9am to 4pm.
Part of our mission here at NEM is to honor the achievements of the pioneers who make technological advancements possible. Hats off to Opportunity Rover and the brilliant pioneers who made its mission so amazingly successful. https://mars.nasa.gov/news/8413/nasas-opportunity-rover-mission-on-mars-comes-to-end/
Total number of computers worldwide in 1961, per "1965 Electronic Computers" by S.H. Hollingdal and G.C. Tootill; Penguin Books, 1965.
NEM is OPEN on MLK Day, Monday 21 January, 9am-4pm.
Free admission for furloughed Federal workers and their families.
#MuseumSelfieDay Director Mike has been working on installing a mural for the new SU radar exhibit in the Cold War Gallery.
#MuseumSelfieDay Assistant Director Alice with two pioneers in electronics: author Arthur C. Clark and George Westinghouse. Sir Clark, sculpted and bronze cast by Rubin Peacock, just arrived at NEM and will soon be set outside to greet visitors.
Today is #MuseumSelfieDay! Here's VSR Amy having fun with author Arthur C. Clarke in our Satellite Gallery.
Furloughed Federal workers: free admission for you and your family to NEM, please show your badge at the front desk.
The museum is OPEN today, Monday 14 January for regular hours (9am to 4pm).
Wednesday, 9 January is National Static Electricity Day! To celebrate, you can come into the museum between 9am and 12:30pm to get shocked by our static electricity generating Van de Graaff machine.
Okay folks, guess what we're up to at the museum today. Here's a photo for you to start the guesses with...
The National Electronics Museum is OPEN for regular hours: Mon-Fri 9am-4pm; Sat 10-2.
Because NEM is not a government operated institution, we are not affected by governmental closings.
Today we had the Annual Staff Cookie Throwdown! We were unable to declare a clear winner as all entries were amazing, but Director Mike says he won ;) . Mike made Gingersnaps, Alice made Ginger Shortbread, Julia made Lime-Basil Sugar Cookies, Amy made classic Oatmeal Cookies, and Dan made Chocolate Chip Bars with pudding on top! Alice won the "savory" competition by default of being the only entry with her Beer Cheese Ball.
Winter Break Hours:
The museum will be CLOSED Saturday, 22 December THROUGH Tuesday, 1 January 2019.
We will resume regular hours on Wednesday, 2 January 2019.
Looks like Director Mike is about undertake a wallpapering project! Seriously though, here's a sneak peek at a new exhibit in progress: first draft of a photo mural showing the SU-1 radar deployed on US Navy ships. We've got some tweaking to do... Our amazing volunteers have been working to recreate the ship deck and radar mount.
Thanksgiving Holiday Hours:
Wednesday, 21 Nov.: Open 9-2
Thursday, 22 Nov.: CLOSED
Friday, 23 Nov.: CLOSED
Saturday, 24 Nov.: Open 10-2
The museum is open regular hours today, 9am-4pm, Friday, 16 November.
The museum is closing at 2:30pm today, Thursday 15 November, due to inclement weather.
Electronica Music Fest X in progress! Music goes to 9pm, come listen! $10 admission, includes museum exhibits.
Electronica Music Fest is this Saturday!
It's STEM Family Night at Arundel Mills Mall! Thank you to the Fort Meade Alliance for putting on this great annual event where we get to join local schools and companies in showing local students how awesome STEM is!
Fleet Week Festival at the Inner Harbor
We're next to the Science Center, come say hi!
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