Smithsonian Associates
03/25/2017 at 20:33. Facebook
An exhibition celebrating the life and career of Ella Fitzgerald is coming to the National Museum of American History! It opens April 1st.

Ella Fitzgerald at 100
Smithsonian Associates
03/25/2017 at 14:30. Facebook
"This beautiful drone footage gives you the sensation of actually being at the Yellow River in the Loess Plateau, which the Chinese believe is their 'cradle of humanity.'" - Washington Post

Check out this beautiful, sweeping drone video of China’s ‘Niagara Falls’
Smithsonian Associates
03/24/2017 at 22:39. Facebook
Evident through his website, studio arts instructor David R. Daniels is an artist with the gift of watercolor. In "Continued Watercolor," Daniels guides the class in investigating watercolor techniques that offer opportunities for greater individual experimentation and expression. Go beyond the basics of paint application and learn how to construct strong, vibrant, personality-filled paintings...
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David R. Daniels
Smithsonian Associates
03/24/2017 at 18:53. Facebook
From lakes to hills to waterfalls, Iran has some of the most wild and beautiful places to see.

Iran's Most Wild and Beautiful Places
Smithsonian Associates
03/23/2017 at 21:10. Facebook
Human flight was a breakthrough like no other, permitting us to move and explore the world in an entirely new dimension.

Join us for an evening with aviation expert, Paul Glenshaw, as he explores the scientific, cultural, and social contexts for the invention and rise of the airplane—how it changed the world, how the world changed it, and how a critical period early in the last century...
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The Rise of the Airplane: From the Wright Brothers to Lindbergh
Smithsonian Associates
03/23/2017 at 16:43. Facebook
The Jamestown Settlement / American Revolution Museum at Yorktown grand opening celebration begins today! There will be 13 days of festivities from March 23-April 4 (a patriotic salute to America’s 13 original states) - Smithsonian Magazine

Telling the Forgotten Stories of the Everyday Americans of the Revolutionary War
Andy Puddicombe's app, Headspace, for daily meditations and SOS sessions that support subscribers in meltdown moments, reach more than 10 million users in 190 countries! We're thrilled to host Puddicombe in April for "Meditation: From Monastery to Mobile App." He'll discuss how the creation of Headspace blended centuries-old practices with contemporary science and technology; his own...
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Thanks Washingtonian for featuring our event with internationally renowned theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss! Do you have tickets to this sold out event tomorrow?

Things to Do in DC This Week (March 20-22): A Bike Ride Through Cherry Blossoms, An Irish Play at Atlas, and the People’s Climate Movement Kickoff | Washingtonian
"Last month, an international team of astronomers made a stunning announcement: they’d just found a system of seven planets, including several potentially habitable ones, orbiting a nearby dwarf star. In the ensuing mania, NASA jokingly asked its Twitter followers to suggest some names for the exoplanets, sparking the trending Twitter hashtag #7Namesfor7NewPlanets. Space Twitter, being nothing...
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How Do New Planets Get Their Names?
Your long lost twin may just be made out of stone!

Find Your 2,000-Year-Old Dopplegänger
Smithsonian Associates Weekly Roundup!

Click the link below to see the full calendar, and here's a preview of what's happening this week:

Maisie Dobbs and Stories from the Great War: The Work of Jacqueline Winspear (SOLD OUT)
Monday, March 20 at 6:45 p.m.
As imagined by author Jacqueline Winspear in her series of mystery novels, Maisie Dobbs is a psychologist and investigator who served as a...
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Calendar of Events - Smithsonian Associates
"Once you learn numbers, it’s hard to unwrap your brain from their embrace. They seem natural, innate, something all humans are born with. But when University of Miami associate professor Caleb Everett and other anthropologists worked with the indigenous Amazonian people known as the Pirahã, they realized the members of the tribe had no word used consistently to identify any quantity, not even...
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How Humans Invented Numbers—And How Numbers Reshaped Our World
From woolly mammoth flesh to whale earwax, visitors of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History can now get a look at some of the items normally reserved for research scientists.

You Can Now Explore the Strange and Wonderful World Behind the Scenes at the Natural History Museum | Washingtonian
“East of the Mississippi: Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography,” the first show to focus solely on photos made in the eastern half of the U.S. during the 19th century, is now on display at the National Gallery of Art.

Photographs of America’s Eastern Treasures Finally Have Their Moment in the Limelight
Get the real story about this beloved Irish holiday and the patron saint it's named after.

History of St. Patrick’s Day - St. Patrick’s Day -
Ever wonder what the future of solar looks like?

"Taking advantage of temperatures upwards of 1,000 Celsius, these hot solar cells could produce twice as much energy as the industry standard." - Smithsonian Magazine

Could This Be the Most Efficient Solar Panel Ever?
James Beard Award Nominees were announced today and quite a few have been Smithsonian Associates' featured speakers, including Dorie Greenspan, Carolyn Phillips, Mario Batali, Pati Jinich, Peter Meehan, Mark Fustenberg, Joe Yonan, and Bonnie Benwick, to name a few! Nora Pouillon, who we had the pleasure of hosting in May 2015, will be receiving the James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award at the...
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The 2017 James Beard Award Nominees
Satellites the size of a loaf of bread will be responsible for capturing images of the planet!

How Daily Images of the Entire Earth Will Change the Way We Look At It
Armed with only a GoPro camera to capture the moment, unsuspecting field trip participants were able to see what very few have seen before.

See the First Video of One of the World's Rarest Whales
Read Andrew Evans’ chronicle of his adventures chaperoning a band of American teens on a remote island in western Ireland in “The Wallflowers of Inisheer.” Evans will lead our upcoming "The Craft of Travel Writing" program. He'll demystify the genre and offer strategies to participants to become better equipped to write and share stories of their own adventures.

Saturday, March 18 at 9:30...
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