Calendar of Events


August 10, 2014

Code This!

Sunday, August 10, 11:00am – 3:00pm


Explore the secret world of coding and decoding past and present.  Learn about encryption, decryption, bar codes and ciphers. We will be welcoming Barcoding Inc. who will reveal the secrets of barcoding and teaching us how this common but mysterious code works. Then create your own secret code and deliver messages with invisible ink.


We also welcome the National Cryptologic Museum and Dr. David Hatch who will demonstrate the uses of the Enigma Machine used in the twentieth century for enciphering and deciphering messages.


At 3pm Dr. Hatch will be presenting his talk Eavesdropping From Hell, on Jewish code breakers of the 1930s. More info HERE.

Start: August 10, 2014 11:00 am
End: August 10, 2014 3:00 pm

August 7, 2014

Can Rockets be Green?

Thursday, August 7, 6:00pm


Speaker Professor Benveniste Natan




Refreshments provided



Can rockets be “green?” You might expect rocket scientists to be more concerned with the atmosphere of space than the environmental challenges here on Earth! But Technion scientists aren’t turning a blind eye to what they can do to improve things here at home. On Thursday, August 7th at 6pm, Professor Benveniste (Benny) Natan visits the Jewish Museum of Maryland to share some of his latest research on producing new rocket fuel that is safer to handle and better for the environment. This talk will be one of his few appearances in the US and is presented in partnership with the American Technion Society.



About Professor Natan

Profofessor Natan heads the Technion Missile Propulsion Laboratory. His research interests focus on propulsion and combustion-related topics, including gel propellants for rocket and ramjet engines, hybrid rockets, boron combustion, combustion of metals, and solid fuel combustion.



He received his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology Technion) from the Aerospace Engineering department. He has been a member of the faculty since 1991. He was also a visiting professor at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy in 2013-14, and at the National Technical University of Athens in 2003-04. Between 1989-1991 he conducted a two-year post-doctoral research as a National Research Council Research Associate at the Navy Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA.



Professor Natan was born in Greece in 1954 to Holocaust survivors. He and his wife frequently travel between Israel and Greece.


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Start: August 7, 2014 6:00 pm
End: August 7, 2014 8:00 pm
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August 3, 2014

The Art of Rube Goldberg

A Book Talk


Sunday, August 3, 3:00pm


Author Jennifer George


JG head shotJennifer George, granddaughter of Rube Goldberg will be presenting her book The Art of Rube Goldberg.

Start: August 3, 2014 3:00 pm
End: August 3, 2014 4:30 pm