SHOREHAM, NY – On Saturday, July 14, Legislator Sarah Anker joined community residents, Tesla board members, volunteers, local and international officials and Astronaut Greg Olsen to celebrate Nikola Tesla’s birthday and honor those that have facilitated the creation of the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe in Shoreham. The event featured neon science and art by Clayton Orehek, life-size Star Wars droids and robotics league demonstrations, interactive science exhibits, vintage photography, an amateur radio presentation, and a TESLA motor car exhibit.
The event also included the “Step into the Future” exhibit with Yetzer Studio’s Fantastic Technology. Brian Yetzer is a global leader in the multimedia and augmented reality design space and has educated the public about Nikola Tesla through animation, 3D printing, and augmented reality experience design. Joe Sikorski, Director of Tower to the People, the award-winning Nikola Tesla documentary, also had a display at the expo. The event’s keynote speaker was Astronaut Greg Olsen, the third private citizen to travel to the International Space Station (ISS).
“What a beautiful day it was to celebrate science at the NEON Tesla Birthday Expo 2018 located on the grounds of the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe in Shoreham. I commend Jane Alcorn and her many volunteers and supporters who continue to transform the original Tesla Laboratory, designed by famed architect Stanford White, into an invaluable science educational resource for local and international visitor,” said Legislator Sarah Anker.
“It was a pleasure to see so many people come to Wardenclyffe to share in the celebration of Nikola Tesla’s birthday,” said Jane Alcorn, President of the Tesla Science Center board. “As some of our speakers said, we are all looking forward to the time when we can have Wardenclyffe open every day for visitors, not just for one day events.”
The Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe is a not-for-profit organization established with the specific purpose of developing a regional science and technology center on eastern Long Island. For more information on the center, visit www.teslasciencecenter.org.
For more information, please contact Legislator Anker’s office at (631) 854-1600.
(L to R) PSEG Representative Meredith Lewis, Tesla Executive Director Marc Alessi, Legislator Sarah Anker, Astronaut Greg Olsen, Tesla President Jane Alcorn, Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo and Serbian Consul Olgica Vlacic