Educational Opportunities at Liberty Science Center...
and Technology of Broadcast Communications
The building that houses the broadcast
equipment, its staffing and operations as a unique interactive component
of modern technology.
Exhibition and programming links as part of a new communication theme
experience that includes editing and broadcast studios, a video wall
featuring TV images of science and technology happenings around the
world, explanations of digital sound, the electromagnetic spectrum,
sound frequencies, radio and TV transmission.
Aided observation of pre-human regional
geography, shoreline changes with urbanization/reclamation, Liberty
State Park's history, ocean-estuary-bay interactions.
Urban planning, transportation systems, sprawl, congestion, trends,
collaborative environmental planning, sustainability considerations.
Instrumentation to give continuous
data feeds of weather, UV, pollen, and pollution variables at various
heights for interactive live displays and regional broadcasts, urban
Solar energy, Earth's annual revolution and daily rotation, sunlight
and the seasonal control of day length, geometry of tower shadows in
the form of a giant sundial.
Hurricanes, nor'easterns and thunderstorms as the region's main natural
Monitoring of this tower's impact as
a research contribution.
Nesting sites provided up on the tower with videocams.
Flyway routes, why and how birds migrate, endangered species.
Impact of tall structures, clearinghouse for research that better understands
bird impacts of skyscrapers and towers and ways to mitigate their effects.
Time lapse photography and other filming
of construction to document the event.
Meaning of vertical and gravity.
Engineering, tools, equipment, industry careers.
Sway and vibration of tall buildings.
Mathematics, powers of ten, macro and
Height, weight, distance.
Aerodynamic and hydrodynamic modeling.
Control and Virtual Reality
Personally control and zoom cameras
of predefined and interpreted famous features in the panorama that illustrate
science and technology principles.
Virtual reality headsets to simulate in 3D and high-definition the nature
of atmospheric turbulence and hang gliding off the tower to visit and
understand major science and technology features in the region.
Latest surveillance technologies.
Emplyn Koster, PhD, President and CEO,
Liberty Science Center; 11/02