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Night at the Museum - Speaker Series: The Early Use of Radio Communications in Lewes and other Eastern Ports

Starting on February 08, 2024 5:00 pm
With the turn of the 20 th Century, the populated sections of the US were
accustomed to the 19 th Century inventions of telegraphs and telephones that
provided near instant communications across the land where electrical lines couldbe  strung that carried these signals. 
 
Until the invention of radio we had no means of ship-to-shore communications. That situation changed early in the 20 th Century when Guglielmo Marconi’s invention of radio was first used on vessels with his receivers and transmitters and after large coastal radio stations were installed on the US and UK coasts. Lewes and other eastern US ports were early adopters of this new life-saving technology.

Fred Dylla is a physicist with a long interest in the history of science and technology. Before retiring to Lewes in 2015, he was the Executive Director of the American Institute of Physics. Fred co-moderates the “Science and Society” series at the Lewes Public Library.

Admission is included in museum ticket purchase. Museum entry is free for LHS members.