Old-fashioned field work and new-fangled technology reveal the identities of four prominent citizens of the first English colony in America and raise some intriguing questions about how they lived and why they died.
After 3 billion miles and nine and a half years, NASA’s New Horizons has passed Pluto and entered the farthest reaches of our galaxy. Dr. Scott Kenyon of the Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, tells us what we know and what we hope to learn from this dark and frigid ball of ice.
The Smithsonian’s first ever Kickstarter campaign offers a chance for citizens of Earth to conserve, digitize and display Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 spacesuit for explorers everywhere.
Dr. David Skorton, 13th Secretary of the Smithsonian, held his first all-staff meeting July 16. He shared something of his philosophy and expressed how important it is to work together in a way that allows the Smithsonian to help make the world a better place.
Katherine Ott, curator in the American History Museum’s Division of Medicine and Science, explains the civil rights significance of the 25-year-old Americans with Disabilities Act and previews some of the events and programs the museum plans to mark the anniversary of its passage.
Climate change, loss of habitat and many other factors are causing the Earth’s plants to become extinct at an alarming rate. The Smithsonian has an ambitious plan to capture and preserve the genetic biodiversity of half the world’s flora in just two years.
Think your summer road trip to the beach takes a lot of planning? At least you’re not piloting the family truckster on Mars, where the days are almost 25 hours long. (Don’t forget the sunscreen!)
It’s science! It’s fiction! It’s both! Travel to the surface of the moon, the center of the earth and the depths of the ocean in a new exhibition from Smithsonian Libraries.
A new exhibition at the American History Museum chronicles the story of how the United States grew from a small, dependent, agricultural nation to one of the world’s most vibrant economies. It does not, however, explain Donald Trump.
The Smithsonian welcomes Dr. David J. Skorton, the 13th Secretary of the Smithsonian in its 169-year history.