August 3, 2014
Sunday, August 3
11:00am – 3:00pm
See the world of tomorrow as the JMM is taken over by robots!
We will have robots of all shapes and sizes at the museum, learn hands-on some of the intricacies of robotics with the slightly simpler models. Experts will be on hand to help you engage with the larger models.
Play catch with a robot and explore the ways in which the technology within a Nintendo Wii are utilized within robotics.
At 3:00pm join us for a special talk by Jennifer George, granddaughter of Rube Goldberg as she presents her book The Art of Rube Goldberg. More info HERE.
July 27, 2014
Sunday, July 27th at 3:00pm
Speaker Paul Glenshaw
Included with Admission
As part of our Fly This! day we will be hearing from Paul Glenshaw about Arthur “Al” Welsh the first Jewish-American pilot, and one of the first pilots, period. He was the second student of Orville Wright himself. Welsh was a key, trusted member of the Wright brother’s team of exhibition pilots and instructors. This presentation follows Welsh from his birth in Russia to the streets of Washington, DC to the clouds in his Wright Flyer. Welsh was one of the finest pilots of his day – an early master of lift, weight, thrust, drag, and control.
Paul Glenshaw is an aviation history writer, filmmaker, and educator. He was the co-curator of a centennial exhibition about Welsh at the College Park Aviation Museum in 2012. He is co-producer of the PBS documentary Barnstorming, and a regular contributor to Air & Space Smithsonian.
Sunday, July 27, 11:00am – 3:00pm
Have you got what it takes to get off the ground?
Future Makers will be at the JMM to test your flight credentials!
Learn about how the science of wind resistance and flight through cool hands-on experiments.
No one leaves empty handed!