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Monday, February 8, 2016 at 6:45 PM

NPR’s Joe Palca returns to the Smithsonian to sit down with stellar scientists for some engaging and entertaining conversations about the exciting work they do and how it connects to our lives. Tonight's program features Charles Bolden and the Future of Space Exploration. Part of a 5-Session Lecture Series.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 10:00 AM

One of the joys of a Smithsonian visit in any season is the gloriously varied greenery and flowers that brighten your path indoors and out. Warm up a winter day by taking a look inside the source of all that natural beauty: the Smithsonian Gardens greenhouse facility in Suitland, Maryland.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Michael B. Toth, a technology specialist who works in the preservation of cultural objects, tells the fascinating story of how he and associates digitally reunited a seminal translation of an early medical text by Galen from libraries around the globe—and what they discovered beneath the manuscript’s layers.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 1:00 PM

One of the joys of a Smithsonian visit in any season is the gloriously varied greenery and flowers that brighten your path indoors and out. Warm up a winter day by taking a look inside the source of all that natural beauty: the Smithsonian Gardens greenhouse facility in Suitland, Maryland.

Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 5:00 PM

Meet University of Maryland virologist Anne Simon, the expert advisor who made sure that the popular series—and its upcoming reprise—was rooted in scientific fact, no matter how paranormally puzzling Mulder and Scully found the cases.

Monday, March 7, 2016 at 6:45 PM

NPR’s Joe Palca returns to the Smithsonian to sit down with stellar scientists for some engaging and entertaining conversations about the exciting work they do and how it connects to our lives. Tonight's program features Keisha Findley and the Human Microbiome. Part of a 5-Session Lecture Series.

Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Professional pilot and author Mark Vanhoenacker reminds us that air travel remains one of the most remarkable feats of the modern world. He fuses science, physics, geography, and personal insights as he takes a new look at the experience passengers and pilots share as they’re suspended between take-off and landing.

Friday, March 11, 2016 at 9:30 AM

With the theme Explore America, the 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show celebrates the centennial of the National Park Service and our country’s majestic landscapes. Horticulturist and Smithsonian Gardens staff member Cindy Brown leads a tour to this lavish floral tribute to the natural beauty found from coast to coast.

Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 10:00 AM

In an engaging and informative discussion, Tom Brenna, a professor of human nutrition and of chemistry at Cornell University, brings some order to the chaotic subject of fat choices and nutrition. He shares the latest information about fats and how you can make them part of a balanced diet.

Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Say an official goodbye to winter with a visit to two of Richmond’s prime attractions for garden lovers, led by Cindy Brown of Smithsonian Gardens.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 6:45 PM

In a fascinating talk, cosmologist J. Richard Gott gives an insider’s account of how a generation of theorists and observers solved the mystery of the architecture of our cosmos.

Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 9:30 AM

In a provocative and entertaining seminar, astrophysicist Mario Livio draws on the latest astronomical and particle physics findings—from the subatomic world to the universe at large—to place the existence of intelligent life on Earth in the broadest possible context.

Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 10:00 AM

With a variety of habitats and a wonderful range of blooms, Carderock is the perfect destination for wildflower aficionados. Enjoy a walking tour that explores the season’s natural beauty.

Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 1:00 PM

With a variety of habitats and a wonderful range of blooms, Carderock is the perfect destination for wildflower aficionados. Enjoy a walking tour that explores the season’s natural beauty.

Monday, April 11, 2016 at 6:45 PM

NPR’s Joe Palca returns to the Smithsonian to sit down with stellar scientists for some engaging and entertaining conversations about the exciting work they do and how it connects to our lives. Tonight's program features Nora Volkow and the Science of Addiction. Part of a 5-Session Lecture Series.

Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Climate change is one of the greatest issues facing human kind in the 21st century. Gain a better understanding of the global climatic system and the potential impact of climate change on our world from Douglas Herman, senior geographer at the American Indian Museum.

Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 10:00 AM

With a variety of habitats and a wonderful range of blooms, Carderock is the perfect destination for wildflower aficionados. Enjoy a walking tour that explores the season’s natural beauty.

Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 1:00 PM

With a variety of habitats and a wonderful range of blooms, Carderock is the perfect destination for wildflower aficionados. Enjoy a walking tour that explores the season’s natural beauty.

Monday, May 9, 2016 at 6:45 PM

NPR’s Joe Palca returns to the Smithsonian to sit down with stellar scientists for some engaging and entertaining conversations about the exciting work they do and how it connects to our lives. Tonight's program features Kathryn Sullivan and Climate and Weather. Part of a 5-Session Lecture Series.

Monday, June 6, 2016 at 6:45 PM

NPR’s Joe Palca returns to the Smithsonian to sit down with stellar scientists for some engaging and entertaining conversations about the exciting work they do and how it connects to our lives. Tonight's program features Irwin Singer and Tribology. Part of a 5-Session Lecture Series.

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