Laboratories and Displays
We are proud to be able to present our artifacts-antique
science instruments and philosophical apparatus-in recreated "old
fashion" functional laboratories.
Check some of our videos. We are getting better
at it, as promised!
Ladder and Aurora tube (discharge in air at atmospheric presure
and in rarefied air)
Experiment (interaction between electric current and magnetic
Silicon Solar Cell
circuit for solar cell
- Conversion of light into electricity mechanism
Model for Solar Cell
of Alchemist Trick
A new initiative was established in 2011: Physics Class
at The Museum. Pupils from schools in
the city come at the museum for a recapitulative lesson, performed
with antique demonstration apparatuses and in conformity with
their curriculum. Click
here to see a presentation for grade 6 students videotaped
Hand Operated Pumps, Vacuum
We at NSM know and love high vacuum. I personally
think that advancement in vacuum technology was as important as
the discovery and proliferation of printing presses.
Some of our microscopes.
Nothing is more important, in my view, than to make
sure your kids develop well their potentials. This takes effort
and support. To become proficient in science, nothing helps more
than starting early. Small projects, one after another, will build
interest and, eventually, passion. You will be proud to see your
kid grasping early difficult concepts and set for a good path in
"Charlie Trautman" Printing Press Room
Mr. Trautman donated his printing press paraphernalia to NSM in
2009. We are grateful for that. This shop is in its way to print
in "the good, old fashion" once more.
Electrostatic Generation Laboratory
Electricity laboratory, as it used to be: static
Vince Frasca Radio Room
Vince Frasca was a co-worker and a friend of mine.
His passion for antique instruments was dip and contagious. Probably
this is why we got-along so well. We canvassed quite a few flea
markets together. In 2008 Vince died prematurely. The “Radio
Room” is a homage for this noble soul.
Most interesting for young inquiring minds. A bit dangerous,
although. Watch those sparks how far they can jump. Imagine one
of your hand being one of the "electrodes"
The museum will be opened in September and October 2014
by appointment only. Give Nick a call at 716 282 2975 to schedule a visit
(one day notice, please). Nick will be happy to show you our treasures!
Admission is free! A $10 donation/family is suggested.