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National Air and Space Museum chronicles NASA Mars Exploration Rover mission

National Air and Space Museum chronicles NASA Mars Exploration Rover mission

“Spirit and Opportunity: 10 Years Roving Across Mars,” a collection of remarkable photographs of the red planet, opens Jan. 9 at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. The exhibition chronicles NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover mission, which has helped shape a new view of how the planet has evolved. Designed to evaluate geologic history and […]

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National Air and Space Museum Scientist Ross Irwin Receives Presidential Award

President Barack Obama has named Rossman P. Irwin III, a geologist at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, a recipient of the 2013 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists. Irwin, a staff member in the museum’s Center for Earth and Planetary Studies, was recognized for his research in the role of water in shaping […]

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Science Museum of Minnesota quadruples recycling

The Science Museum of Minnesota announced that it has quadrupled its recycling rate since the 2011 launch of Project No Waste, its comprehensive waste management program. Results of a fiscal year-end assessment revealed that the Science Museum achieved its goal of a 75% recycling rate in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013 (ending June […]

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Science Museum and Touch Press announce Journeys of Invention iPad app

Science Museum and Touch Press announce Journeys of Invention iPad app

The Science Museum London in partnership with Touch Press have released Journeys of Invention, an iPad app featuring over 80 extraordinary objects from the Science Museum’s extensive collection. Available exclusively for iPad, the app takes you on 14 interactive journeys of scientific invention and discovery created by the Science Museum’s curators. Journeys of Invention enables […]

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Science Museum awarded Lottery funding

The Science Museum London has been awarded £200,000 from players of People’s Postcode Lottery. This funding marks the start of a long term relationship with players of the charity lottery. The support will back exciting new projects at the Science Museum over the coming years, helping bring exciting new contemporary science events and exhibitions to […]

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Getty Conservation Institute appoints Thomas J.S. Learner as Head of Science

The Getty Conservation Institute announced the appointment of Thomas J.S. Learner as Head of Science, effective January 6, 2014. The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) works internationally to advance conservation practice in the visual arts, including objects, collections, architecture, and sites, and serves the conservation community through scientific research, education and training, model field projects, and […]

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Hollywood Takes Flight at Jan. 11 Lecture  and Book Signing

Hollywood Takes Flight at Jan. 11 Lecture and Book Signing

Aviation movie expert Mark Carlson looks at flying on the silver screen SEATTLE – Just in time for the 2014 Oscar nominations, on Jan. 11 aviation movie expert and author Mark Carlson will lead a presentation based upon his book, “Flying on Film: A Century of Aviation in the Movies, 1912-2012.” His decades-long devotion to […]

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American Art Museum Acquires Video Games

The American Art Museum has acquired two video games for its permanent collection, “Flower” (2009) by Jenova Chen and Kellee Santiago of thatgamecompany and “Halo 2600” (2010) by Ed Fries. These acquisitions build upon the museum’s growing collection of film and media arts and represent an ongoing commitment to the study and preservation of video […]

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National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center marks 10 years of operation

The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, the only Smithsonian facility to have been built with private funds, will mark 10 years of operation Dec. 15. Since it opened in conjunction with the nation’s Centennial of Flight in 2003, the center has expanded in all areas: size, scope of collections, displays, programs and educational activities. As of […]

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