Long before the Internet and television, radio was the medium that informed, entertained, and connected people across cultures and geographic divides. Families gathered together around the living room radio and listened to Franklin Roosevelt’s “fireside chats” and detective dramas like The Shadow. Showcasing extensive radio equipment from the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, the exhibition examines the evolving technology and cultures of listening, tinkering, and broadcasting. Come and tune in to a radio culture and history that is still vibrant and yet being… Read more about Exhibit Opening: Radio Contact: Tuning in to Politics, Technology, & Culture
The story of radio is one far from completion, but at relative odds with itself. On one hand, the internet has proven that the saga is ever-evolving, with a future that’s promising but completely uncertain, but on the other, there’s a real sense of finality to the era of FM (and even more so for AM’s long-gone appeal and reach). Read more>
As part of upcoming renovations to the Science Center's main entrance, Cabot Library, and the Greenhouse Cafe, prominent physicist Robert Wilson's eye-catching sculpture entitled "Topological III" has been moved to a new home in front of CHSI's Putnam Gallery.