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    Spotlight: Johnsville Centrifuge & Science Museum

    The Johnsville Centrifuge & Science Museum is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide a world class educational facility for the study of aerospace sciences.

    We aim to encourage students to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and to preserve the history of local citizens who were instrumental in placing America on the Moon first and winning the Cold War.

    The focal point of the museum will be the research which was conducted at the former Naval Air Development Center (NADC), once located on Jacksonville Road in Warminster.

    In addition to being instrumental in the training of our early astronauts, technologies such as GPS, light sensitive “photo-gray” lenses and ejection seats were developed there.

    The laboratories of NADC also developed airplane “black boxes” and the side scanning sonar technology like the type used to locate the Titanic in 1985.

    In the summer of 2017 Northampton Township granted the organization five acres of land at the corner of Bristol and Hatboro Roads in Northampton Township.

    This land is previously NADC property and provides a location to operate the enterprise.

    While we raise the funds needed to build a museum, we work in coordination with local schools and organizations to provide educational and community outreach programs.

    A capital campaign is currently underway to raise funds needed to begin construction.

    If you are interested in information or would like to donate to our efforts, please visit our website at www.nadcmuseum.org or call 267-250-8841. 

    PHOTO CAP: The mission of the Johnsville Centrifuge & Science Museum includes educational and community outreach programs to encourage students to explore studies in the Arts and Sciences.

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