Chatham Marconi’s First Ever
A Virtual Event — May 13 to May 26
If you like a challenge, please join us to get moving, have some fun, and help us raise funds for Chatham Marconi Maritime Center. COVID severely impacted our 2020 season and fundraising, but we're ready to move forward in 2021 with your support.
Explore the history of 20th Century maritime radio and innovative advances in science and technology.
Stay tuned for the announcement of re-opening date
Over the Winter, our volunteers have been busy adding and refreshing exhibits, as well as producing our virtual program offerings. If you would like to know more about volunteering, we invite you to see our Volunteer page.
In April 1921, the Radio Corporation of America established its flagship marine radio station WCC in Chatham, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod.
Chatham Radio / WCC was the largest US coastal station, renowned among mariners around the world for most of the 20th century.
Join us this season as we celebrate the centennial of WCC.
Informative Panel on Antenna Trail
WCC During WWII
CMMC Campus Today
THE WORLD'S GREATEST COASTAL STATION
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center welcomes Ed Moxon to its virtual Speaker Series on Sunday, April 18 at 1:30 PM
Ed Moxon is a retired electrical engineer who returned to the Cape in 2004 after a career in research and manufacturing. He holds a PhD from MIT in the field of communication and has a keen interest in the history of radio and of Chatham station WCC. Ed joined Chatham Marconi in 2003, was elected a Director in 2005, and served as Secretary from 2007 to 2010. His work on exhibits and research into wireless technology history began with the 2010 opening of the Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum and continues today.
For the celebration of the WCC 100th anniversary, Ed will share his knowledge of that pivotal era in the history of communication that put Chatham at the forefront as “The World’s Greatest Coastal Station”.
Tickets for this virtual presentation via Zoom webinar may be obtained via Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-worlds-greatest-coastal-station-tickets-146012183371
LunaNet: NASA’s Wireless Network on the Moon
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center welcomes
NASA’s Dr. Eric Pool
to its virtual Speaker Series on May 6 at 7:00 PM
NASA is developing the spacecraft to land the first woman and next man on the Moon. Unlike the Apollo landings, today’s astronauts will land on the south pole of the moon, out of sight of Earth. In order for these astronauts to communicate back home, NASA and our International Partners are drawing up a communication and navigation network, LunaNet, to orbit around the Moon.
Dr. Eric Poole is the Division Systems Engineer for Exploration and Space Communications at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Eric has a Bachelor’s in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Florida, and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington. After a brief time in West Palm Beach providing analysis of various rocket engines for Pratt & Whitney, Eric began his NASA career in Huntsville, AL ensuring performance of the Space Shuttle solid rocket motors. He then returned to Florida where he prepared such missions as Juno, Curiosity and Orion for launch from the Kennedy Space Center. He is currently a technical lead for NASA’s communications and navigation systems, including the design of lunar networks in support of Artemis missions.
Tickets for this virtual presentation via Zoom webinar can be obtained at the Center’s website www.ChathamMarconi.org or directly from Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lunanet-nasas-wireless-network-on-the-moon-tickets-148865451573 .
Virtual programs are free for
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center members. Save the dates!
"The World's Greatest Coastal Station"
Dr. Ed Moxon
Chatham Marconi Historian
"LunaNet: NASA's Wireless Network on the Moon"
Dr. Eric Poole
Division Systems Engineer for Exploration and Space Communications,
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
"SARSAT: Satellites to the Rescue"
Lane P. Carter
Deputy, U.S. Coast Guard SARSAT Program
OSCS William Hess
First Coast Guard District
Command Center Supervisor
Opportunities for children, adults and educators on a variety of STEM topics offered throughout the year.