SAVE OUR DISH!
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.
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