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Arturo Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra

The Sarnoff Collection at TCNJ 2000 Pennington Rd., Ewing

In 1937, famed Italian composer Arturo Toscanini came out of retirement to conduct the newly formed NBC Symphony Orchestra at the behest of RCA’s chairman, David Sarnoff. This pop-up exhibit will showcase some artifacts from Toscanini’s time at NBC, and his friendship with David Sarnoff. It will be on view during our normal open hours […]

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100 Years of RCA

The Sarnoff Collection at TCNJ 2000 Pennington Rd., Ewing

On November 20, 1919, the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company of America officially became the Radio Corporation of America, and on November 17, 2019, we’ll celebrate RCA’s 100-year birthday with a series of events and activities that celebrate the company and the culture of innovation it engendered, and (of course) birthday cake! For a full schedule […]

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The TVs of Tomorrow: How RCA’s Flat-Screen Dreams Led to the First LCDs

The Sarnoff Collection at TCNJ 2000 Pennington Rd., Ewing

In the 1950s, the Radio Corporation of America was hard at work on developing a television screen so thin that it could hang on the wall like a picture. Join historian Benjamin Gross as he explains how a group of RCA scientists and engineers worked on this problem and developed a new form of electronic […]

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Repair Radio

The Sarnoff Collection at TCNJ 2000 Pennington Rd., Ewing

Join us at the Sarnoff during the Trenton Computer Festival for a celebration of repairing in conjunction with our exhibit Mr. Fix-It: Tools of the RCA Repair Trade. 11:00: Learn to solder in our DIY flashlight workshop (space is limited, and registration required, ages 13 and up) 12:00-1:00: Sugru Repair Workshop: Use Sugru moldable glue […]

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Repair Radio

The Sarnoff Collection at TCNJ 2000 Pennington Rd., Ewing

Join us at the Sarnoff during the Trenton Computer Festival for a celebration of repairing in conjunction with our exhibit Mr. Fix-It: Tools of the RCA Repair Trade. 11:00: Learn to solder in our DIY flashlight workshop (space is limited, and registration required, ages 13 and up) 12:00-1:00: Sugru Repair Workshop: Use Sugru moldable glue […]

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Virtual museum talk: In Living Color: The Road to Color Television

The Sarnoff Collection at TCNJ 2000 Pennington Rd., Ewing

Join the Sarnoff Collection for the opening day curator's talk for In Living Color: The Road to Color Television, the Sarnoff Collection's newest exhibit. Florencia Pierri will introduce this new exhibit in a free Zoom webinar, and discuss the so-called color wars of the late 1940s and early 1950s as different color television systems competed […]

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Electronic Environmental Detectives

As we seek to solve, or even study, environmental problems effectively we must measure and analyze them. Electronics has been enabling atmospheric and other environmental sciences since the early 20th century. This Sunday at the Sarnoff talk by physicist Jonathan Allen will discuss the evolution and current state of electronic instruments for atmospheric measurements, and […]

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Science on the Small Screen: A Short History of Science Education via Remote Learning

As educators try to figure out what teaching looks like in COVID times, “ZOOM-learning” and “remote education” have become the phrases of the day. Yet, learning through the small screen isn’t a new idea; in fact, educators have debated the merit of educational television since the 1940s. In the 1950s, science educators, convinced of the […]

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Regenerative Loop Antennas

The Sarnoff Collection at TCNJ 2000 Pennington Rd., Ewing

Loop antennas are a hot topic today and improved directional loop antennas are key for having great BCB Dxing fun. Joe discusses the earliest 1924 patent which adds regeneration to a loop antenna to obtain improved selectivity and other performance enhancements. The regenerative loop antenna inventor, Vladimir Kosmich Zworykin went on to work for RCA and is […]

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Sundays at the Sarnoff: Unsung WWII Code Breakers and Y-Operator Heroines of Bletchley Park

The Sarnoff Collection at TCNJ 2000 Pennington Rd., Ewing

Join us on Sunday, February 28 for a talk by Joseph Jesson, who will share stories from his research on the RCA AR88 WWII interception receivers which supplied the intercepts at Bletchley Park during World War II. Many of us know the story of Alan Turing and the Enigma machine,  but the compelling stories of the female […]

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