Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Museum of Flight: Veterans Day Ceremony...

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 Veterans Day





University of Washington astronomer Dr. Woody Sullivan visits on Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. to deliver a presentation detailing the fascinating search of Earth-like planets around other stars, the possibility of finding life in our own solar system, and the Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence (SETI). More information... 


On Sunday, Nov. 8, relive the history and gaze into the future of model aviation with a prestigious showcase of Northwest model airplanes as The Flaming Geyser Flyers host a Model Aviation Exhibit in the Side Gallery. Visitors will see
an amazing display of radio control, free flight, and control line models.


Please join the Museum in recognizing the contributions of America's veterans at our annual Veterans Day Ceremony, on Nov. 11, beginning at 1 p.m. in the Side Gallery. Medal of Honor recipient, retired Army Maj. Gen. Pat Brady will be the keynote speaker.  The ceremony will be complemented with a performance by the Boeing Employees' Concert Band.


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be an astronaut? Here is your chance! The Museum is offering a public mission in the Challenger Learning Center on Saturday, Nov. 28, from 1 - 3 p.m. Sessions are for participants 10 and up (under 16 years of age requires adult supervision.) Sessions are $10/participant (non-participating adults are free.) Fee does not include regular Museum admission. Pre-registration is required, please call 206.764.1384 to register today! Click here for more information.


On the Radar: A performance by the Seattle Symphony Pacific Northwest Orchestra and the Boeing Band celebrating the Apollo missions, Girl Scout Day, Choppers to Bombers, Quonset Hut Briefings with Senior Curator Dan Hagedorn, and more! See the calendar below for more details.


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In Search of Amelia Earhart

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Family Programs

November 2009 Events


Amelia Earhart Exhibit 


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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.    


Bank of America Weekend Family Workshops


Saturdays and Sundays
11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. 


Science Fiction and Science Fact--Journey to the Stars
Nov. 7, 8, 14 and 15

See some of the beautiful rocket designs artists have created for magazine covers, television and movies, then make a star cruiser space ship to travel to distant stars!


Trailblazers in Aviation: Amelia Earhart

Nov. 21, 22, 28 and 29
Learn about Amelia and the aviator gear she wore in her famous flights, then make a pair of aviator goggles and an aviator scarf!









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November 2009 Events


Wells Fargo Free First Thursday

Thursday, Nov. 5, 5 - 9 p.m.

Once a month, the Museum stays open late--and admission is free! Museum Store and Wings Café will also remain open for the extended hours on this night.
galaxyAstrobiology: Is There Life Out There?

Saturday, Nov. 7, 2 p.m., Allen Theater

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.


Sunday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Great Gallery

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.


FlagVeterans Day Ceremony

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1 p.m., Side 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

Saturday, Nov. 14, 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 or 206.768.7152 for more information. To register, call 206.764.1384.


Apollo 12Celebrating Courageous Dreamers
Saturday, Nov. 14, 11:15 - 11:45 a.m., Side Gallery

Celebrate the Apollo missions 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.


b-52Choppers 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.


corsairHistory 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.  


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