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Lecture / Presentation

Saturday, February 14, 2015 -
11:00am to 12:00pm

Meet R2-D2 at the Museum of Flight!
Come and see Master Builder Bob Jacobsen with his beautiful R2 units. Learn about some of the robot movie making and special effects from the Star Wars universe and what it took to build this amazing replica, sometimes from R2 himself! Are droids really fusion powered? How much do they weigh? How does R2 travel to the Museum? All of your questions will be answered. Fun and informative for all ages. There will time to meet Bob and get pictures with the R2 after the presentation.

Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 2:00pm

At this open-to-all Public Program, Dr. Jay Apt will speak at the Museum to talk about his amazing life as a NASA astronaut, scientist, pilot, photographer and even a model rocketeer! Apt is a featured speaker for the National Association of Rocketry annual convention--NARCON 2015, being held at the Museum this weekend. Apt is one of the few people that have made spacewalks, and has been in orbit with not only the shuttle but the Russian Mir space station.

This program is free for Museum Members, and free with daily admission to the Museum of Flight.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

In 2015, the Museum of Flight is celebrating it's 50th year as the foremost educational air and space Museum in the Pacific Northwest. This program, with support from the Distinguished Flying Cross Society, will focus on the legacy for the Museum of Flight’s award-winning Personal Courage Wing.

Saturday, April 11, 2015 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm

The exhibit How Birds Fly is developed by The Museum of Flight in partnership with the Burke Museum, and is guest curated by Dr. Peter Cavanagh, an avid birder and biomechanicist at the University of Washington. Through a unique combination of Dr. Cavanagh’s bird photography and ornithological specimens from the Burke, the exhibit explores bird evolution, anatomy, and behavior, as well as the impact birds have had on human flight from the designs of Leonardo da Vinci, the Wright brothers, and even today’s aerospace engineers. Dr.

Saturday, March 21, 2015 -
11:00am to 12:00pm

Amy Nathan, author of several award-winning nonfiction books for young people and adults, has recently released an updated version of Yankee Doodle Gals, her popular National Geographic book about the WASP women pilots of World War II. First published in 2001, it now includes new photos and text about the pilots’ crowning honor, the Congressional Gold Medal they received in 2010. A graduate of Harvard with master’s degrees from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Columbia’s Teachers College, her other books examine topics in both civil rights and American women’s history.

M/D-21 Blackbird | The Museum of Flight
Saturday, December 27, 2014 -
11:00am to 3:00pm

Dec. 26 - Jan. 4
11 a.m. & 2 p.m. each day.

Tours last approximately one hour.

Blackbird Tip to Tail Tours

Our annual tradition continues with daily tours of the M/D-21 Blackbird.

Join us in the T.A.Wilson Great Gallery to learnall about this unique variant of the A-12, the earlist Blackbird type.

M/D-21 Blackbird | The Museum of Flight
Friday, December 26, 2014 -
11:00am to 3:00pm

Dec. 26 - Jan. 4
11 a.m. & 2 p.m. each day.

Tours last approximately one hour.

Blackbird Tip to Tail Tours

Our annual tradition continues with daily tours of the M/D-21 Blackbird.

Join us in the T.A.Wilson Great Gallery to learnall about this unique variant of the A-12, the earlist Blackbird type.

Friday, February 14, 2014 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm

Master Modeler Bob Jacobsen will speak about how he designed and built a life-size, operational model of the movie star droid R2-D2.

Dr. Amber Straughn | Photo: ASU Magazine
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

In this free evening lecture, astrophysicist and private pilot Amber Straughn, will discuss the amazing potential of the James Webb Space telescope, which will eventually replace the Hubble.

Saturday, February 7, 2015 -
2:30pm to 4:00pm

Former Astronaut Joan Higginbotham will give a public presentation to museum visitors and students in the Michael P. Anderson program. With over 300 hours in space aboard STS-116, Joan is only the third female African-American astronaut.

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