Jan
22

What do a Dead drummer and an astrophysicist have in common?

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!

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Jan
07

What did Alexander Graham Bell know about the dead body in the Castle?

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?

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