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INFORMATION AGE LEARNING CENTER's Fundraiser:

"Save Our Dish" Preserving America's First Weather Satellite

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THE STORY:

SAVE OUR DISH!

LINK to Asbury Park Video and Article on the Save Our Dish Campaign

Link to Full Explanation of Initiative in Video

Your donation to the Save Our Dish campaign will go directly to help us restore the original TIROS satellite dish to operational status and eventually create a NASA style control room and exhibit to serve the community as a learning resource and honor the incredible history that took place here. Our vision is to enable students and visitors to experience the satellite and control room where they will communicate with other satellites and explore deep space.

We are looking for financial support to build an exciting, interactive and unique historical site within the community to educate and inspire.

More Background on The Dish:

The TIROS Program (Television Infrared Observation Satellite) was America's first experimental step to determine if satellites could be useful in the study of the Earth. 

The TIROS dish was constructed in 1958 and is part of the National Historical Landmark once known as Camp Evans. Currently a partnership with Princeton University has been focused on working to get the dish to move under computer control.  

The TIROS dish resides on the Project Diana site where the Army played a major roll in the development of technology to receive cloud cover photos from a satellite orbiting above the ionosphere.

In 1960, Camp Evans was ground station for TIROS-I, the world's first successful Earth-observing weather satellite, allowing for the first time a live feed of images of the Earth from space.  That breakthrough in science, engineering and global information gathering, was a major success for NASA only two years after the agency formed, so successful that it eventually expanded to create the vital Earth-observing work of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
 
Thanks to this technology, weather prediction has improved  tremendously. Advanced warning allows time to prepare, and hurricanes and typhoons no longer kill tens of thousands of people in a single storm.

About InfoAge:

InfoAge Science History Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and National Historic Landmark located at 2201 Marconi Road in Wall, New Jersey. This year we are celebrating 100 years of history and innovation that has had local, national and global impact. Our mission is to preserve, educate and honor scientific innovation, and inspire new generations of thinkers, dreamers, and visionaries.
Infoage Science History Museum: www.infoage.org
 

$5,990

MONEY RAISED
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  • Andy D'Angelo

    $100

  • Dr. Eamon Doherty

    $20

  • Michele Rodriguez

    $50

  • Fred Carl

    $15

  • Ed Kubinec

    $100

  • Mary and Mike Palmer

    $100

  • Fred Carl

    $15

  • Allison Sullivan

    $50

  • Joe Matava

    $100

  • Dave Sica

    $100

  • mark hurvitz

    $36

  • Anonymous

     

  • Evan Koblentz

    $20

  • Tim Radde

    $25

  • Francis Mossa

    $100

  • Fred Carl

    $15

  • Alex Jacocks

    $50

  • David Gesswein

    $50

  • Dan Marlow

    $25

  • Dan Marlow

    $25

  • Jeff Galinat

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • K2TQN

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Bo and Lori Zoellner

    $50

  • Fred Carl

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Ruby Zhao

    $200

  • Fred Carl

    $15

  • Gail and al

    $50

  • Chuck and Ellen

    $50

  • Richard Cini

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $64

  • Dan Roganti

    $0

  • Jonathan Carpenter

    $50

  • Andy Molloy

    $25

  • Kyle Owen

    $60

  • Missy Stires

    $15

  • Mark T.

    $50

  • Jeffrey Frady

    $20

  • Abel Rodriguez

    $15

  • Barb

    $10

  • Michele Rodriguez

    $15

  • Jeffrey Brace

    $50

  • Will Somers - ASM

    $25

  • Kelly Leavitt

    $55

  • Dana Matas

    $20

  • Brian Eberhart

    $15

  • Cara P

    $25

  • Michael Pallie

    $15

  • Steve Smetana

    $15

  • Rich Cali

    $25

  • Gail F Johnson

    $100

  • Florg Johannesburg Degnan

     

  • Susan Lordi-Juarez

    $25

  • Adam Poling, Khristina + Maria Juarez

    $30

  • Michele Rodriguez

    $10

  • Michele Rodriguez

    $10

  • Michele Rodriguez

    $10

  • Michele Rodriguez

    $10

  • Douglas Crawford

    $25

  • Mike Ruane

    $100

  • BeruGold Research Corp.

    $250

  • Elizabeth Bruton

    $100

  • John Truhan

    $50

  • tom crowley

    $100

  • Matthew Orgill

    $15

  • John DiVuolo

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Bill Zukowski

    $20

  • Stephen Fowler

    $25

  • Michele Rodriguez

    $10

  • Larry B

    $50

  • Paul Hart

    $100

  • Dan Marlow

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Christian Liendo

    $100

  • Phil Vourtsis

    $20

  • Frank Johnson

    $20

  • Spencer Baba

    $100

  • Stanley M. Schiffman

    $20

  • Earl Reynolds

    $20

  • Rob Reifenheiser

    $20

  • Bruce Ingraham

    $20

  • Vince Lobosco

    $50

  • New Jersey Applied Science and Technology Council

    $1,000

  • Michele Rodriguez

    $50

  • Rich Morgan

    $50

  • WA2DVU

     

  • Gerald and Marsha Simkin

    $25

  • Tizzie

    $10

  • Fred Carl

    $15

  • Fred Carl

    $15

  • Joyce Ciallella

    $20

  • Jeff

    $50

  • Barry Kline

    $100

  • Ed Doran

    $15

  • faye sortor

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

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8% Raised of $75,000 Goal

The Team: $5,990 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

INFORMATION AGE LEARNING CENTER

Amount Raised

$2,915

 

4% Raised of $75,000 Goal

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Michele Rodriguez

Amount Raised

$749

Fundraiser Title

New Jersey Antique Radio Club

Amount Raised

$521

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Ruby Zhao

Amount Raised

$315

Fundraiser Title

Bruce G. Williams

Amount Raised

$250

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Mike Ruane

Amount Raised

$100

Fundraiser Title

R Steven Lang

Amount Raised

$85

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

Saving our history is important. 2 years ago

faye sortor

faye sortor

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Ed Doran

Ed Doran

DONATION: $15

Good Luck! Hope to see it in future! 4 years ago

Barry Kline

Barry Kline

DONATION: $100

via MARCH 4 years ago

Jeff

Jeff

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Joyce Ciallella

Joyce Ciallella

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Fred Carl

Fred Carl

DONATION: $15

Go Beth! Thank you 4 years ago

Fred Carl

Fred Carl

DONATION: $15

Thank you NJARC !!! If you see a TLM-18 at Kutztown, buy it! 4 years ago

Tizzie

Tizzie

DONATION: $10

Bring the past back to life in order to stimulate exploration into the future! 4 years ago

Gerald and Marsha Simkin

Gerald and Marsha Simkin

DONATION: $25

4 years ago