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Archive for the ‘Smithsonian News’ Category

Warner Bros. Donates Hollywood Movie Artifacts to the Smithsonian

George Clooney’s Batman Cowl, Halle Berry’s Catwoman Costume and Corpse Bride Puppets Added to Collections March 8, 2013 In a special donation ceremony today, Warner Bros. chairman, Barry Meyer, presented more than 30 Hollywood movie artifacts to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Created for use in 13 Warner Bros. Pictures releases, spanning from […]

New 3-D Reconstructions Show Buried Flood Channels on Mars

March 7, 2013 New maps of the subsurface of Mars show for the first time buried channels below the surface of the red planet. Mars is considered to have been cold and dry over the past 2.5 billion years, but these channels suggest evidence of flooding. Understanding the source and scale of the young channels […]

Smithsonian Releases Museum Guide for Kids

March 7, 2013 The Smithsonian Institution is the largest museum and research complex in the world, and it includes collections that delight young children. Awesome Adventures at the Smithsonian: The Official Kids Guide to the Smithsonian Institution is a new guidebook designed to give families with children between the ages of 8 and 12 all […]

Children’s Book Launch at the National Air and Space Museum

March 7, 2013 The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will launch Pluto’s Secret: An Icy World of Discovery, the first children’s book to be written and illustrated by museum employees. The book tells the true story of this distant world through whimsical artwork and entertaining dialogue, for ages 5 and up. Providing a history […]

Barry Meyer, chairman of Warner Bros., will donate Hollywood movie artifacts to the Smithsonian’s entertainment collections.

What:  Barry Meyer, chairman of Warner Bros., will donate Hollywood movie artifacts to the Smithsonian’s entertainment collections. When:  Friday, March 8, 2013 – 1:00pm Where:  Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History 14th Street and Constitution Avenue N.W. Friday, March 8 1 p.m.: Donation ceremony in Warner Bros. Theater 1:45 p.m.: One-on-one interviews (by request)  In […]

Jack the Giant Slayer Launches at Smithsonian IMAX Theaters March 1 and March 15

March 1, 2013 Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema’s epic adventure film Jack the Giant Slayer will open at the Airbus IMAX Theater at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., March 1 and in IMAX 3-D at the Samuel C. Johnson IMAX Theater at the National Museum of Natural History March 15. Tickets […]

Smithsonian Celebrates Women’s History Month

March 1, 2013 The Smithsonian celebrates Women’s History Month in March with a series of films, lectures and performances at museums around the Institution. All programs are free unless otherwise indicated. Feature Event The Institution will kick off Women’s History Month at the National Museum of American History Saturday, March 2, from 12 to 4 […]

Smithsonian Establishes Partnership with Cengage Learning To Offer Content to Libraries and Schools

Project Begins with Digital Archives of Smithsonian and Air & Space Magazines February 28, 2013 The Smithsonian and Gale, part of Cengage Learning, have signed a licensing agreement to create a suite of searchable databases that will make the archives of Smithsonian and Air & Space magazines and an assortment of Smithsonian’s archival collections available […]

Supermassive Black Hole Spins Super-Fast

February 27, 2013 Imagine a sphere more than 2 million miles across – eight times the distance from Earth to the Moon – spinning so fast that its surface is traveling at nearly the speed of light. Such an object exists: the supermassive black hole at the center of the spiral galaxy NGC 1365. Astronomers […]

Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History Acquires “Jaws of Life”

Additional Objects Related to Auto Safety Join Its Collections February 27, 2013 Auto-safety innovations and initiatives, including the “Jaws of Life,” will join the National Museum of American History’s permanent research collections. They illustrate the evolution of automobile safety and represent technological achievements such as portable rescue devices and repositioned fuel tanks, as well as […]

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