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Lecture / Presentation

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.

April 18, 2015
2:00-3:30pm in the William M. Allen Theater
3:45-5:00pm Book / Item Signing in Museum Lobby

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.

Saturday, January 24, 2015 -
10:30am to 3:00pm

This multi-presentation symposium will feature discussions on the topics of the birth of the airmail industry, the Spoils Conference, and Bill Boeing’s impact and influence on aviation and the Pacific Northwest specifically. Barry Rosenberg and Catherine Macaulay, authors of “Mavericks of the Sky,” will discuss early airmail from 10:30 a.m. until noon, followed by a book signing at 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 1:00pm

The Orion team invites you to participate in this interactive webcast featuring mechanical engineer, Stuart McClung.

In this presentation, Stuart will webcast live from the Orion mock-up at the Johnson Space Center’s Space Vehicle Mock-up Facility. He will explain the importance of Orion’s first flight and take questions from a live audience participating in Space Center Houston’s annual Home School day as well as webcast viewers from around the country.

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