Just over 4,300 people attended lectures at the National Air and Space Museum in 2015. Following is a list of lectures held at the Museum, with links to the webcast of the lecture when available.
Exploring Space Lecture Series
This annual series of four lectures features distinguished speakers on the forefront of space science and history who talk about recent innovative space missions and take a look back at the history of space exploration.
The 2015 theme was Hubble, 25 Years and Counting. Topics and speakers were:
The Exploring Space lectures were made possible by the generous support of Aerojet Rocketdyne, and United Launch Alliance.
Smithsonian's Stars Lecture Series
This series of lectures is presented by Smithsonian researchers who are exploring the Sun, the Moon, planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe.
GE Lecture Series
Every spring and fall guest lecturers discuss aviation- and space-related topics.
This lecture series was made possible by the generous support of GE Aviation.
Charles A. Lindbergh Memorial Lecture
Every May, to celebrate the anniversary of Lindbergh's historic flight on May 21, 1927, guest speakers discuss their inspiring careers in aviation.
This lecture was made possible by the generous support of Pratt & Whitney and United Technologies Corporation.
The John H. Glenn Lecture in Space History
Each year, legendary figures in space history reflect on their distinguished careers in space exploration.
This lecture was made possible by the generous support of Boeing.
What's New in Aerospace?
This daytime lecture series, presented in collaboration with NASA, covers recent research, developments, and discoveries related to space. The lectures are broadcast on the Museum's website and archived.
2015 topics and speakers:
What's New in Aerospace? was made possible by the generous support of Boeing.