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Star Trek's Enterprise voyages from Smithsonian's basement to main floor - CNET

The model of the USS Enterprise, in the Smithsonian's collection since 1974, is getting restored and given a more prominent spot in the National Air and Space Museum.

USS Enterprise Moves Upstairs

2 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

After an extensive restoration, the USS Enterprise model is moving from the basement of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum to...

Costs Skyrocket for Air and Space

Smithsonian leaders have revealed that renovating the Air and Space museum in Washington, D.C. will cost almost $1 billion. That’s the equivalent of an army of 10,000 workers earning $100,000 each for a year to fix it up. Geez, government...Show More Summary

SafeTrack affects travel to D.C. events this week

These tips may help you reach Nationals Park and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

USS Enterprise boldly goes from the Smithsonian's basement into the main gallery

After 40 years deteriorating in the Air and Space Museum's basement gift shop, an 11-foot model of Star Trek's first ship has been restored, given lights, and moved to the museum's main atrium.

Teapot is Smithsonian’s millionth digitized object

A teapot made by 19th century silversmith Peter Bentzon is the one millionth object digitized by the Smithsonian’s Mass Digitization Program. There are 154 million objects in the many collections of the Smithsonian Institute, so just 153 million more to go. Peter Bentzon was born on the island of St Thomas in the Danish West [...]

Secrets of Shark Island

The Revillagigedo Islands are known as Mexico’s little Galapagos – they’re small yet teeming with life, including dozens of endemic species. The Smithsonian explored the smallest island, Roca Partida, a diving spot known for its congregation of sharks, whales and more.

Calendar: Week of June 27

Lee Cowan looks at some notable events of the week ahead, including the 36th National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Salt Lake City, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall in Washington, the start of RIMPAC 2016 and World UFO Day.

Smithsonian Magazine to Hold Annual Museum Day Live! Event on Sept 24

When admission will be as free as it is at the Smithsonian's museums.

What it's like to lead the Smithsonian

David Skorton became secretary of the Smithsonian Institution last July, overseeing 19 museums and galleries, 20 libraries, the National Zoo and numerous research centers. Educated as a cardiologist, Skorton previously served as president...Show More Summary

Celebrate Babe Ruth's life at the National Portrait Gallery

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

Known as the Big Bam, the Caliph of Clout, the Bambino, the Sultan of Swat and the Babe, George Herman Ruth is an American legend whose name is synonymous with extraordinary prowess and achievement. The Smithsonian?s National Portrait...Show More Summary

Holy Crap, This Is a Lot of Freaking Sharks

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Smithsonian Channel’s Secrets of Shark Island is a wonderful documentary about the ecosystem in the waters around the Revillagigedo Islands, a group of four volcanic islands 240 miles off of Mexico. Because it’s “the only natural juncture for miles” in the Pacific Ocean, there’s a lot going on around there. Show More Summary

“History and Future of Voting”

NPR: The History and Future of Voting: Join NPR at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History to check out old voting machines and talk voter confidence with NPR’s Pam Fessler and Sam Sanders. … Continue reading ?

Musicians from California will perform 76 free concerts on the Mall

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is staging a music festival to showcase California's diversity.

Conserving Duane Hanson's Woman Eating

4 days agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

For a decade, Duane Hanson's life-like sculpture Woman Eating has fascinated SAAM visitors. With funding provided by the Smithsonian's Women's Committee, conservators were able to research, examine, document, and treat this work for future generations to continue to enjoy.

How The Smithsonian’s Next Museum Is Going To Extend America’s ‘National Conversation On Race’

Lonnie Bunch, founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture: “We felt it was really important to take on things that might be deemed controversial or difficult. And the challenge for us was to find the right tension between those moments of pain and those moments of resiliency. … This is […]

How Luggage Gets to the Plane

The Smithsonian Channel walks us through the lengthy path that luggage goes through from the time you drop it off at the counter until it makes its way onto your flight. With a process this complex, it’s amazing that more bags don’t go AWOL. From the show X-Ray Mega Airport.

cephalopodweek: smithsonianlibraries: Many cephalopods have...

cephalopodweek: smithsonianlibraries: Many cephalopods have the unique ability to change color and pattern. If you’ve ever been curious as to how they do it, the Smithsonian’s Ocean Portal has you covered. The source of this octopus image is The Cephalopoda by Carl Chun, which was translated from the German by Albert Mercado in 1975. Show More Summary

Crossing the Line: The Smithsonian's Most Recent Censorship of Artists Hurts Us All

(Artist Anida Yoeu Ali stands as The Red Chador in the Smithsonian Arts and Industries building during the Crosslines art show held on Memorial Day weekend.) Last month in Vietnam, rapper Hàng Lâm Trang Anh asked President Obama about...Show More Summary

Smithsonian releases Learning Lab for everyone to use museum resources

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access today debuts the Smithsonian Learning Lab, an engaging online toolkit that enables everyone to find, customize and share digital museum resources with others. The Learning Lab offers...Show More Summary

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