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Star Trek’s Never-ending Voyage: How TV Future Became Real-Life Present

The original Star Trek series did far more than expand the boundaries of outer space. For Margaret Weitekamp of the Air and Space Museum, the 1960s show propelled social, cultural, and technological changes in life on planet Earth.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 6:45 P.M.
The Next Hunger Games? Writing for the Hot Young-Adult Fiction Market

Author Kathryn Johnson and a panel of five novelists provide practical guidance for writers—both aspiring and active—in this booming genre.

Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 10:00 A.M.
The Battle of Cedar Creek: Crossroads in the Fight for the Shenandoah Valley

Warren Perry, a former writer at the National Portrait Gallery, recounts the story of the bloody encounter in which nearly 50,000 men fought for control of the “breadbasket of the Confederacy.” He also discusses several objects in Smithsonian collections with connections to the battle.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 6:45 P.M.
Shonda Rhimes: TV's Ultimate Show Runner

Shonda Rhimes, the creative force behind Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, knows how to put together hit shows that become national obsessions. She shares a few of the secrets of how she does it, and talks about why she’s made it a priority to cast some of the most diverse shows on TV.

Friday, September 19, 2014 - 7:00 P.M.
The Soaring Trajectory of Sally Ride’s Life: Remembering America’s First Woman in Space

Lynn Sherr, a former ABC News reporter who covered the space program, discusses her new biography of the daring and brilliant woman who broke NASA’s “celestial ceiling.”

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 6:45 P.M.
Synthesizing Art and Science Through the Senses: Exploring the Aesthetics of DNA

A panel of artists, scholars, and scientists comes together for a fascinating conversation on how arts and popular culture can provide unique insights into the narrative of human history told through our DNA. Afterward, raise a glass to the science and the art of winemaking in a special tasting.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 6:45 P.M.
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