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The Idea of the Anthropocene:

What Might it Mean for Re-Imagining Our Looking at Earth Gallery

Lockheed U-2 high-altitude photoreconnaissance airplane in Looking at Earth

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Ask an Expert Series
Presenter: Dr. Martin Collins
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
12:00 pm to 12:15 pm
Museum in Washington, DC

The Anthropocene--the idea that human activity is a fundamental force in changing conditions on Earth--has gained wide currency in scientific and cultural circles. Join curator Martin Collins as he addresses the question of how this idea might be used to reconsider the presentation and themes of the Museum's current Looking at Earth gallery.

Meet at the Museum's "Great Seal," in front of the Welcome Center, in the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall on the first floor.

About the Ask an Expert lecture series: Every Wednesday at noon in the National Mall Building, a Museum staff member talks to the public about the history, collection, or personalities related to a specific artifact or exhibition in the Museum.

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