Tuesday, November 08, 2005

The Great Inventions of Central New Jersey

This Saturday, November 12, from noon to 2:30 in Sarnoff Corporation's Auditorium, the David Sarnoff Library will host "The Great Inventions in Central New Jersey" for the Princeton-Central Jersey section of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE).

Jack Stanley, Director of the Edison Museum at Menlo Park will describe and demonstrate some of Thomas Edison's inventions, including the phonograph, created this first, and most significant, invention factory in what is now Edison, NJ.

Dr. Alex Magoun , Executive Director of the David Sarnoff Library, will give an illustrated lecture on "The RCA Origins of Everyday Things": color TV, video displays, video cameras, semiconductors, and computers. The David Sarnoff Library will also be open to tours showing many of the technologies seen and discussed on-screen.

Dr. David Hochfelder, Fellow of Livingston College at Rutgers University and Assistant Editor at the Thomas Alva Edison Papers, will lead a walk through the IEEE History Center's online museum and the wonderful store of documents online at the Edison Papers website.

Thanks to the sponsoring local chapter of the IEEE, there will be refreshments, but you should RSVP to pcjs.event@ieee.org to ensure there is food for all. The IEEE chapter already has received 75 reservations. Please put “RSVP INVENTIONS” in the subject.