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Contemporary Mosaics: The Cosmos in Glass
Creating Poetry From Your Family History: A Writing Workshop

Medical History in Philadelphia: Including America's Oldest Hospital 
All-Day Tour
The Change-Makers and Social Justice


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If you are attending Smithsonian Associates programs on September 23 - 25, please be advised that there will be some traffic delays due to the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Please refer to the full list of street closures for more details and view a map here. We strongly recommend that you use Metro as your mode of transportation. Please check WMATA Metro Advisories for alerts.

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Meet Astronaut Mike Massimino—No Ordinary Spaceman
Former astronaut Mike Massimino is the veteran of NASA space flights aboard space shuttles Columbia and Atlantis. His final mission was to repair the Hubble Space Telescope in 2009. He tells a compelling story about following a dream and what having the “right stuff” really means—at NASA, in space, and in life. 
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Medical History in Philadelphia: Including America's Oldest Hospital
All-Day Tour
Join museum education consultant Sheila Pinsker for a close-up look at the rich and fascinating of Philadelphia as a center of American medicine. Explore the home of pioneering surgeon Philip Syng Physick, the Pennsylvania Hospital, and the Mutter Museum.
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 7:00 AM
The Pulse on Modern Medicine: Insights from NIH Experts
In a five-part series, listen to National Institutes of Health directors and scientific and medical experts discuss what is currently “hot” in biomedical research—and what it all means for our health and medical treatment today and in the future. This session features William Gahl, Clinical Director, National Human Genome Research Institute and Director, NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program.
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Challenges in Cheetah Conservation
Laurie Marker, founder of the Namibia-based Cheetah Conservation Fund and Suzan Murray, the director of the Smithsonian Global Health Program at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, delve into the complex network of social, economic and environmental problems that must be unraveled if the cheetah, Africa's most endangered big cat, is to have a permanent place on Earth.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Taraji P. Henson: This Cookie Doesn’t Crumble
At the center of Fox’s wildly popular hip-hop drama, Empire, is the captivating Cookie Lyon. The force behind Cookie is D.C. native Taraji P. Henson, an Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner. Henson talks about her new memoir, Around the Way Girl, about making a life and building career—and what really happens behind the scenes on Empire.
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 1:00 PM
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