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    'Observing Earth: Beyond Hurricane Sandy' is an Earth Month event to update the public on Earth's changing climate, with a focus on risks and sol… Read More
    'Observing Earth: Beyond Hurricane Sandy' is an Earth Month event to update the public on Earth's changing climate, with a focus on risks and solutions. This year's lineup will include Dr. Alan Robock, Professor II in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University and the lead author of IPCC; Joseph Robertson, Strategic Coordinator for Citizens Climate Lobby and author of the book Building a Green Economy; and Brian Reynolds (host and moderator), who is a 350.org member and certified Climate Reality Project presenter. The title 'Observing Earth' makes reference to the extraordinary history of scientific achievement at the InfoAge site. 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 expanded to create the vital Earth-observing work of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). There will be a Tesla Model S on display and special tours will be given of the historic TIROS radio dish and a 1940’s Dymaxion Deployment Unit designed by green architecture pioneer Buckminster Fuller following the presentation at 4pm. There is a suggested donation of $5 per person. All proceeds go to supporting the museum. Local chapters of 350.org Jersey Shore, Citizens Climate Lobby, the Sierra Club and Transition Monmouth are co-sponsoring the event. For more info visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/505194656252458/ Read Less
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This was last year's event. We decided to rename the event to make a more direct reference to the site's Earth Observing Satellite history.
Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion Deployment Unit from the 1940's. Bucky was a green architecture pioneer and designed structures to be energy effiecient.
This is the TIROS dish that made history in 1960 when it was ground station for the world's first successful Earth observing weather satellite TIROS-1.