The recent opening of Deep Time at the National Museum of Natural History received a lot of media attention,but we wanted to get the opinion a a really tough critic: a 12-year-old boy. Continue reading Jake’s Take: Deep Time from a kid’s perspective
We are drowning in plastic. Smithsonian Enterprises is determined help stem the deluge. Continue reading Smithsonian Enterprises tackles one of its biggest challenges yet
The Smithsonian Community Committee is pleased to announce that the 18th annual Staff Picnic on the Mall will break tradition and not take place on the hottest day of the year. Continue reading The 18th Annual Smithsonian Staff Picnic–Autumn Edition
New stamps from the U.S. Postal Service feature the fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex as an adorable hatchling and a lanky teenager. Continue reading Gone for 65 million years, but remembered “forever”
School has started and it’s time for a Smithsonian field trip! This one may be a little different than you remember. Continue reading Sidedoor: Field Trip!
Almost 70 acclaimed designers will exhibit and sell their work at the 2019 Smithsonian Craft2Wear Show and Sale Oct. 3 to Oct. 5 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. Continue reading Don’t hang it over the sofa–Wear Your Art!
UPDATE: CfA scientists and their colleagues on the Event Horizon team have achieved what was thought to be impossible–the first image of a black hole, earning them the prestigious Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. Continue reading The “Oscar of Science” goes to…
Heading to the beach for the long Labor Day Weekend? Just turn around. Go home. You’ll thank us later. Continue reading Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water
Yeah, good luck with that. We saw “Stand By Me.” Continue reading Anna Phillips is on a mission to make leeches less scary
Monday, August 26, marks 20 years to the day since we received the “First Light” image from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, of an exploded star 11,000 light-years away called Cassiopeia Continue reading Twenty years later, “First Light” continues to glow