Staff who are interested in accepting a voluntary buyout must request one no later than Nov.6. Continue reading Voluntary buyouts offered to Smithsonian staff
The National Zoo’s Conservation and Research Center is open to the public only once a year–a rare opportunity to see clouded leopards and other endangered animals not usually on display. Continue reading Rare opportunity to see endangered species at Autumn Conservation Festival
Climate change affects each and every one of us and everyone is invited to participate in a an online edicational conference to explore the evidence for, impact of and reponse to global climate change. Continue reading Smithsonian scientists look at climate change from a global persepective
Three new programs immerse high-school students in the languages and cultures of Spain, Italy and China. Continue reading Smithsonian Journeys launches new programs for high-school students
William H. Gross, the founder of investment management firm PIMCO and an avid stamp collector, has donated $8 million to the National Postal Museum to create a new 12,000-square-foot gallery that will be named in his honor. Continue reading Postal Museum receives its largest donation
What do these robins know about your chances of coming down with West Nile virus? Peter Marra explains in a new video. Continue reading Behind the scenes: West Nile virus and the backyard birdbath
An internationally known astrophysicist has joined the Smithsonian’s Board of Regents. Continue reading President of Purdue University joins Regents
Secretary Clough asks that staff take a few moments to complete the 2009 Employee Perspective Survey. Continue reading How are we doing?
Who, or what, has been wandering around the Whipple Observatory at night and tampering with the telescopes? Continue reading Aliens invade Whipple Observatory
A Smithsonian biologist, working with the Natural History Unit of the BBC, has discovered a new species of giant rat on a filmmaking expedition to a remote rainforest in New Guinea.