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Title:
Titanic Week
When:
Thursday, April 12 2012 - Wednesday, April 18 2012 
Category:
Special Events

Description

Visit Mystic Aquarium April 12-18 to be the first to see our new permanent exhibit, Titanic - 12,450 Feet Below, and experience Titanic themed activities. Kids can build their own ROV through a fun interactive game, learn how ships float by creating a floating raft, hear a story reading of "Pig on the Titanic: A True Story" and have a chance to send live transmissions around the world through shortwave radio and Southeastern Connecticut Radio Amateur Mobile System (SCRAMS).

Amateur Radio, also known as ham radio, heard Titanic's distress calls and, through information gathered by operators using their shortwave receivers, news was reported for the printed stories at the time of the tragedy.