Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart, a Smithsonian Folkways artist, worked with distinguished astrophysicist Margaret Geller of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Mass. to translate the data of the cosmos into music. Trippy! Outer space? Outtasight!
A single painting leads to a collaboration among five museums–all with a Smithsonian connection. Continue reading “Reflections Across Time: Seminole Portraits”
Free programs and exhibitions related to the presidency are featured from Friday, Jan. 18, through Monday, Jan. 21. Continue reading Celebrate the Inauguration with the Smithsonian
Brader has been appointed an Honorary Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her work with the endangered birds. Continue reading New Zealand honors kiwi keeper Kathy Brader
Check out some highlights from the Winter All-Staff Meeting. Continue reading Winter All-Staff Meeting
President Obama has appointed a new citizen regent, Barbara Barrett. Continue reading Barbara Barrett Appointed to Smithsonian Board of Regents
Squid porn! The first video ever to capture the mating behavior of a deep-sea squid species. Continue reading NSFW: 50 Shades of…Squid
Save the date! The Smithsonian Grand Challenges Consortia are hosting an Open House from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Suite 107 of the Castle.
Continue reading Save the date!
New research finds more and more Earth-like planets orbiting distant stars. Continue reading Worlds within worlds: The quest for a twin Earth heats up
In 1903, Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone and a former Smithsonian board member, brought James Smithson’s remains from Italy to Washington, D.C. Today, Smithson, who never set foot in the United States while he was alive, is entombed in a marble crypt in the Smithsonian Castle. Tales from the crypt The Smithsonian asks… Continue reading What did Alexander Graham Bell know about the dead body in the Castle?