The Museum of Flight brings together resources from around the country for its new exhibit about the remarkable life and times of the famous American pilot, Amelia Earhart. Opening Saturday, Oct. 24, "In Search of Amelia Earhart" is one of the most comprehensive exhibits about Earhart in the country. Her story is told through original photographs, newspapers, newsreel footage and Earhart's personal belongings including the uniform she used as a young nurse, and the flying suit she wore on her solo trans-Atlantic flight in 1932. Also on display--for the first time in public--is the only known surviving piece of the Lockheed Electra aircraft Earhart flew on her ill-fated flight around the world in 1937. "In Search of Amelia Earhart" will run until May 2010.
Also on Saturday, Boeing Associate Technical Fellow Victor Riley delivers a fascinating look at our high tech world and the pros and cons of automation in the program "Gagarin's Envelope and Bush's Ballot--Our Evolving Relationship with Automation in Aviation and Society." The program is at 2 p.m. in the William M. Allen Theater.
Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a pilot or an astronaut? Here is your chance! The Museum is now offering public missions in our flight and space simulations. For program information and schedule, click here.
New Exhibit: In Search of Amelia Earhart Saturday, Oct. 24, Great Gallery This comprehensive new exhibit will feature many of Earhart's original personal artifacts on loan from private collections, Purdue University, International Women's Air and Space Museum and others. The exhibit will include rare photos, newspapers and newsreel footage.
For one night only The Museum of Flight becomes... The Museum of Fright! Bring the kids to the Museum as the whole family will be scared silly with safe and fun activities that will leave you in stitches! Enjoy Halloween activities, games and more! Meet the ghosts of aviations past and hear the stories of flights long dead and gone. Fun and "dead"ucational activities for the whole family all evening long. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for youth 5 - 17, free for children under 5.
Enjoy a frightful night of family fun at The Museum of Flight! Stay after the Museum of Fright for a slumber party at the amid the aircraft of yesteryear. The night at the Museum includes: a special edition of our Flying Gizmo Show; all of the Museum of Fright activities; a chilling flashlight tour of the WWI and WWII galleries; and a snack and breakfast. Space is limited. Register by Friday, Oct. 23, 2009. Ages 7 and up, accompanied by adults. Minimum 1 adult per 5 children. Members: $35/youth, $15 adults. Non-members: $40 youth/ $20 adults. To register, call 206.764.1384. For more information call 206.768.7142 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Galileo: What I Saw Through My Telescope
Saturday, Oct. 31, Noon and 1 p.m. Murdock Challenger Theater
Listen to Galileo explain his discoveries viewing the night sky in the fall and winter of 1609-1610 in this 20-minute theater presentation.
The Life and Legacy of Amelia Earhart Saturday, Oct. 31, 2 p.m., Allen Theater Amelia Earhart expert Debra Plymate will deliver a thoughtful program about Earhart's life, her philosophy and her legacy.
UW Professor Dr. Woody Sullivan presents the current search of Earth-like planets around the stars and the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI), as well as the possibility of finding life in our own Solar System.
Relive the history and gaze into the future of model aviation with a prestigious showcase of model airplanes. See models of every size and type including radio control, free flight and control line models. Scale model engines that actually operate will be on display in the Great Gallery.
Join the Museum in recognizing the contributions of America's veterans in our annual Veterans' Day ceremony. A performance from the Boeing Employees' Concert Band complements the ceremony. On Veterans' Day, all U.S. veterans and current U.S. military personnel are admitted to the Museum free of charge.
Girl Scout Day |Brownies and Juniors
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
A one day event featuring a variety of educational activities for elementary age Girl Scouts (Brownies, 2nd and 3rd Graders, and Juniors, 4th and 5th Graders.) Contact Stephanie Jones-Gunn at email@example.com or 206.768.7152 for more information. To register, call 206.764.1384.
Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Apollo 12 as the Seattle Symphony Pacific Northwest Orchestra and the Boeing Band perform the opening bars of Also Sprach Zarathustra; Dvorak's 9th Symphony, 4th movement; and Mars from Holst's "The Planet." Performance conducted by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra's Gerard Schwarz.
Choppers to Bombers
Saturday, Nov. 14, 2 p.m., Allen Theater
A panel of flyers who saw action in the skies over North Vietnam, including helicopter pilots Mike Brown, Pat Staeheli and Steve Vermillion, as well as B-52 bomber pilot Jim Farmer. Panel moderated by Greg Pierce.
History and Development of the T-6 with Senior Curator Dan Hagedorn
Saturday, Nov. 21, 2 p.m., PCW, WWII, Quonset Hut
Dan Hagedorn, a world recognized North American T-6 historian, will brief you on one of the most advanced pilot training aircraft used by the Allies during WWII.
History and Development of the Corsair with Senior Curator Dan Hagedorn
Saturday, Nov. 28, 2 p.m., PCW WWII, Quonset Hut
Dan Hagedorn will take an up-close look at the design, development and missions of this well-known WWII Navy and Marine Corps fighter aircraft.