InfoAge Space Exploration Center
2300 Marconi Road Wall Township, NJ 732-280-3000
Open on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 12:00 – 5:00 pm
You may not realize it, but since in its original iteration as a NASA tracking station in the ‘60s through later use as a Department of Defense satellite data collection point, the facility intentionally kept its activities on the down low.
Today, the InfoAge Space Exploration Center (ISEC) is known in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) circles for its range of hands-on educational and research opportunities. Scientific instruments at InfoAge include the TLM-18 Radio Dish Antenna, optical telescopes, weather observation and radar displays including satellites, modules from the Apollo Guidance Computer and an American Flag flown to the moon and back.
The facility is open to the public. Special public events are offered throughout the year. ISEC offers a variety of educational activities, including our Space Week summer camp program.
Follow this link for more information: Space Week
InfoAge Space Flight Lecture Series
December 19, 2022 – 2:00 pm
THE CHRISTMAS STAR !
HOW WE USE RADIOASTRONOMY TO LOOK AT STARS
- THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM, OR CHRISTMAS STAR, APPEARS IN THE NATIVITY STORY WHERE “WISE MEN FROM THE EAST” (MAGI) ARE INSPIRED BY THE STAR TO TRAVEL TO JERUSALEM. THE STAR LEADS THEM TO JESUS’ BETHLEHEM BIRTHPLACE, WHERE THEY WORSHIP HIM AND GIVE HIM GIFTS. MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE THE STAR WAS A MIRACULOUS SIGN. SOME THEOLOGIANS CLAIMED THAT THE STAR FULFILLED A PROPHECY, KNOWN AS THE STAR PROPHECY. ASTRONOMERS HAVE MADE SEVERAL ATTEMPTS TO LINK THE STAR TO UNUSUAL CELESTIAL EVENTS, SUCH AS A CONJUNCTION OF JUPITER AND SATURN OR JUPITER AND VENUS, A COMET, OR A SUPERNOVA.
- THE POSSIBILITIES ARE AMAZING AS WE EXPLORE THE CHRISTMAS STAR!
Date: December 17 2022 – 2:00 pm
$10. admission provides entry to all museums
THIS LECTURE WILL BE HELD AT 2300 MARCONI RD., WALL TWP., NJ
Bounce Your Voice off the Moon at ISEC!
At ISEC we communicate with the Moon with EME (Earth Moon Earth) transmission. On days that the moon is in the sky when ISEC is open everyone who attends will be able to hear their voice travel to the moon and back making the 500,000 mile journey.
What will YOUR message be?