The InfoAge Space Exploration Center
2300 Marconi Road Wall Township, NJ
Open every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
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.
InfoAge Space Flight Lecture Series
Sunday October 29, 2023 2:00pm
Live Via Satellite! Communications in the Space Age
Instant, worldwide communications around the world are so common today, they are taken for granted. One of the earliest efforts at NASA was to launch satellites to relay telephone calls and television. Even the early experiments created a dramatic impact on society, and now, multiple companies and nations operate worldwide satellite networks. We will trace the history of communications satellites, and what the future might bring.
Presenter Frank O’Brien is a volunteer historian for NASA as part of their history, education and public outreach efforts. As an author, his book on the Apollo Guidance Computer has been well received by both the spaceflight and computing communities. In 2012, Frank became a Solar System Ambassador for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and lectures on a wide range of space topics. Frank has volunteered at the InfoAge Science/History Museum since 2003.
The InfoAge Space Exploration Center is located at 2300 Marconi Road, WALL TWP., NJ
Admission Adults $12 -$8 for ages 12 and younger
Includes access to all Museums in InfoAge
Do the Moon Bounce at ISEC!
The TLM18 radio dish antenna is being maintained until further notice. When the dish is updated we will resume EME.
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?