CMMC is again pleased to announce our Summer Science Courses for kids entering grades 3-9. We are offering many one-week courses on a variety of topics including astronomy, marine environment, robotics, physics, chemistry, navigation, and movie making. The courses will be held at the STEM Education Center on our CMMC campus.
We are excited about this opportunity to engage our children during the summer and we hope you'll be able to take advantage of it. Space is limited so be sure to sign up early.
For 2016, CMMC is again adding several new museum exhibits, expanding our STEM Education programs, and strengthening our business operations. We are most in need of expertise in website upgrades & social media expansion, writing for a new newsletter and print articles, and researching and restoring vintage electronics for planned future exhibits.
Among our many other volunteer opportunities are event coordination, museum tour guides (no experience needed - we'll train you!), teacher assistance in our Summer Science program, and coordination of the Summer Speaker Series. If you have a skill and a few hours a week, we have a need. Have fun and make new friends at CMMC! To read more about volunteering at CMMC, click here.
Ed Fouhy Distinguished
We are proud to announce the Ed Fouhy Distinguished Speaker Series,a program which will engage the community in exploring significant and thought-provoking topics.
As a communications professional Ed Fouhy brought the world and its stories to the American public. As a CMMC volunteer and museum docent, Ed wrote and produced two videos explaining the importance of wireless radio communications to the rescue of Titanic survivors and the outcome of the Battle of the Atlantic during WWII. Through a limited schedule of special presentations the Ed Fouhy Distinguished Speaker Series has been established to promote knowledge and understanding of history and world events, with a special focus on the science and development of communications technology and its profound effect on our lives.
On October 15, 2015 our inaugural distinguished speaker was Professor Thomas Perera, PhD. In a followup to his riveting presentation at our May 9 Annual Meeting, Dr. Perera presented "Clandestine Radio Operations In World War II". The Ed Fouhy Distinguished Speaker Series and Dr. Perera were introduced by Morton Dean, formerly of CBS and ABC News.
Look for the next program in the Ed Fouhy Distinguished Speaker Series coming in April 2016. Details will be announced in the 1st quarter.
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Our Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum opens for the regular 2016 summer season on June 17. Until then, we will be open on our continuing "Off-Season Last Weekend of The Month" days -April:
The public is always invited to walk the grounds of the Marconi-RCA National Register District and experience the outdoor Antenna Field Trail exhibit at any time.
Group Museum Visits May Be Arranged With Prior Notice. Contact us for information at email@example.com or by phone at +1 508-945-8889. Please allow several days lead time or us to ensure that we have docents available.
Chatham’s top-secret role in defeating the Germans during World War II came alive this summer as we remembered the 70th anniversary of the war’s end.
Stalking the U-Boats: Chatham Radio 1942-1945 was the theme for special exhibits, and the Thursday evening Summer Speaker Series also followed the World War II theme.
The museum remembered The Navy’s "Station C” which located marauding German U-Boats and intercepted their Enigma-encrypted radio messages, which was a key to winning The Battle Of The Atlantic.
A new interactive display featured both a real German Enigma-cypher machine and an electronic Enigma simulator, which allowed visitors to encrypt and decipher their own messages. The Enigma was a central figure in last year’s Oscar-nominated The Imitation Game.
Other interactive exhibits, including learning Morse code and tracing a ship-to-shore telegram through all of its steps, filled the museum, which traces 100 years of wireless communications.
Thanks to CMMC, anyone who attended showings of The Imitation Game at the Orpheum Theater received additional insight into the secret German code operations of World War II, and how the U.S. Navy top-secret “Station C” on Ryders Cove played its part in the defeat of the Nazis.
The movie explains how the Nazi Enigma codes were broken, enabling the Allies to understand secret German military messages. CMMC will provide a short video [click below to see the video] for each showing of The Imitation Game - depicting how the Enigma Cipher Machine worked.
This authentic Enigma cipher machine is part of CMMC’s Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum 2015 salute to Chatham Radio’s classified wartime role. The museum, located within the aforementioned Station C operations building, opens for the summer season on Chatham’s History Weekend, June 20. It will feature expanded exhibits about the Navy Years including this Enigma, a hands-on Enigma-based coding and encryption experience, special events and presentations by WWII experts.
Chatham Navy Radio played a significant role in defeating the Germans during the World War II Battle of the Atlantic by intercepting Enigma-encrypted wireless messages between German headquarters and its ships at sea, passing the intercepts on to Washington, DC for decoding. In addition, as the control station for the east-coast direction-finding network, Station C directed the search for telltale radio signals that allowed enemy vessels to be located and tracked.