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What’s That Sound? How Speakers and Amplifiers Work
August 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 amFree
Join guest speakers Carlo and Mario Acerra as they dive into the wonders of how radios use speakers and amplifiers combine to create sound. Part of the museum’s Meet the Expert series that takes place on the third Saturday of each month, this unique opportunity to hear thematic talks from experts in their respective fields will include a 45-minute lecture and 15-minute Q&A. Meet the Experts is included in your admission price and is free to all members of the museum.
Carlo Acerra is a media professional working in video and audio production. He has over 10 years of music recording experience and teaches digital music production at Northampton Community College. Mario Acerra’s expertise covers video, audio, and music production. He has been the director of the Media Production program at Northampton Community College for over 30 years.
This event is part of NMIH’s “Don’t Touch That Dial: 100 Years of Radio” exhibit. Radio employs the magic of sound by harnessing the electromagnetic radiation around us. The impact of radio is immeasurable. It has the power to elect political figures into office, it influences consumers to purchase certain products, it shapes new ideas and spreads news to mainstream America and it brings pleasure to audiences all over the world. “Don’t Touch That Dial: 100 Years of Radio” features over one hundred historic radios, components and ephemera. Visitors to this interactive exhibit can listen to early broadcasts, see an amateur radio operator’s station, test their knowledge of Morse Code, and experience modern day innovations in the industry.