September 1, 1975. The A&I building is closed in order to prepare for the Bicentennial exhibition. Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: September 1, 1975
Smithsonian curator Michael Neufeld reflects on Apollo 10, the mission that made landing on the moon possible. Continue reading We all know about Apollo 11, but what about the other Apollo missions?
UPDATED WITH VIDEO For three nights—July 16, 17 and 18—a full-sized, 363-foot Saturn V rocket will be projected onto the east face of the Washington Monument, and on Friday and Saturday, a special show will commemorate one of the most stirring moments in our history. Continue reading Fly us to the moon and let us play among the stars.
During a week in which we prepared to celebrate humankind’s most triumphant achievement, we were forced to consider that we have yet to overcome cruelty and tribalism. Continue reading ICYMI: Highlights from the week of July 8 – July 14, 2019
When we first went to the moon in 1969, we were pretty confident it wasn’t actually made of cheese, but we really didn’t know much more. Fifty years later, many lunar mysteries remain. Continue reading Sidedoor: Space Jocks and Moon Rocks
Among the news of art, history and culture we perused this week, we also learned that neither naked mole rats nor baby T. rex’s are suitable for home enjoyment. Continue reading ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was April 14 – 20, 2019
This week, we pondered the future, remembered the past and wondered whether two wrongs ever make a right. Continue reading ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was Sept. 9 – Sept. Sept. 15, 2018
Smithsonian staff work countless hours in the halls of our museums and research centers, in the field, at the Zoo, in our gardens and facilities. We are privileged to spend time with some of the nation’s most cherished treasures as we go about our duties. Sometimes, these unique experiences find a special place in our own personal stories. Amy Kehs introduces Robert McKinney and a few of his favorite things. Continue reading A few of my favorite things: Robert McKinney
This week we pondered how museums must serve both art and mammon: crowdfunding, controversial donors and selling collections to pay the way. Continue reading ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was Oct. 15 – Oct. 21, 2017
We explored some colorful history this week with a fish story about a carp craze and a (peeking through our fingers) look at the Flying Wallendas. Continue reading ICYMI: Highlights from the week that was June 25 – July 1, 2017