Hispanic Heritage Month: Innovators in Air and Space

October 14, 2017 | 10:00am - 3:00pm
Museum in Washington, DC
Free

Join us as we celebrate the contributions of Latinos to aviation and space exploration. Hear about Latin Americans’ contributions to aviation and space exploration, meet Hispanic scientists and engineers, and participate in bilingual activities.

TIMED ACTIVITIES 

Astronomy Chat
Learn about clusters of galaxies and the large-scale structure of the universe from astronomer Gabriella Alvarez and pulsations and occultations in supergiant stars from astronomer Laura Vega. 
In Space Race (Gallery 111)
10:00 to 11:00 am

Meet an Astronomer! 
Explore the ultimate fate of our Sun with astronomer Rodolfo Montez Jr. from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
In the Moving Beyond Earth (Gallery 113)
11:00 am

Out of Orbit with Beal Street Puppets
Beam aboard for far-out fun with our bilingual musical Milky Way marionettes! Aliens, astronauts, spaceships, and planets make up the astronomical rock'n'robot finale. 
In America by Air (Gallery 102)
11:30 am, 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 pm

Flights of Fancy
Hear Sadie the Airmail Pilot by Kellie Strom and complete a hands-on activity. The Spanish version of the book, Elsa y el Correo Aereo, will also be available.
In Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight Gallery (Gallery 208)
11:00 am and 1:30 pm 

Docent Tours in Spanish
Meet at the Welcome Center
11:00 am and 2:00 pm

Observe the Sky
Learn about the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico
At the Phoebe Waterman Haas Public Observatory
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm (weather permitting)

Astronomy Chat
Learn about clusters of galaxies and the large-scale structure of the universe from astronomer Gabriella Alvarez and pulsations and occultations in supergiant stars from astronomer Laura Vega. 
In Space Race (Gallery 111)
1:00 to 3:00 pm

ALL DAY PRESENTATIONS AND ACTIVITY STATIONS

The Smithsonian Latino Center’s ¡Descubra! Meet the Science Expert Series
Talk to leaders in the science, technology, engineering, and math professions.
In Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall (Gallery 100)

See the Latest Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Car
Join the Department of Energy to learn about what fuel cells are, how they work, why they are special, and learn about the Latino scientists and professionals who contributed to their use in cars, buses, and more. 
In Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall (Gallery 100)

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
Talk to Latino professionals about their careers and job experiences. 
In Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall (Gallery 100)

Create It! Activities with the Smithsonian Latino Center
Build a rocket and mars habitat. Learn about nanobots.
In Space Race (Gallery 102)

Make an Astronaut Mission Patch
In Space Race (Gallery 102)

Put Together an Airship like Alberto Santos Dumont
In America by Air (Gallery 102)

“Fly” Over the Alps with Peruvian Aviator Jorge Chavez
In America by Air (Gallery 102)

This program is presented in collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center’s ¡Descubra! Meet the Science Expert program series, connecting young people to leaders in science, technology, engineering and math professions.

This program is made possible through the generous support of Northrop Grumman Corporation.

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