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Jan 28, 2006

NOAA To Put Historical Maps & Instruments On Display

“"Treasures of NOAA'’s Ark," an exhibit featuring technologies developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will be displayed at the agency's headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland next month. The exhibit will feature early scientific instruments, maps and charts from the U.S. Weather Bureau, U.S. Bureau of Fisheries, and the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS). Founded in 1807 by President Thomas Jefferson, the USC&GS is the country's oldest government scientific agency. NOAA will have experts on hand to explain the history and uses of the displayed items as well.

NOAA Chief of Staff Scott Rayder said, "“Visitors to Treasures of NOAA’s Ark will get a glimpse into the fascinating history of technologies and services we all take for granted today, from Global Positioning Systems to weather satellite imagery." The exhibit will be in the NOAA Science Center at 1301 East-West Highway in Silver Spring and runs during the second annual NOAA Heritage Week, February 6-11, 2006.

Corrected 01/30/06