Robots Versus Humans in Spaceflight with Roger D. Launius, Ph.D., Senior Curator, Division of Space History, The National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution

Date: January 19th, 2013

Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm

In conjunction with the exhibit Florida Celebrates Space, Dr. Launius will explore the history and possible futures for human/robotic spaceflight. Discover how we have come to this point in human spaceflight and enjoy a discussion of the relative merits of human versus robotic space exploration. Limited seating. The lecture is free for MOAS members, who will receive priority seating, or with paid admission for non-members on a first come, first served basis - reservations are recommended by calling MOAS at 386.255.0285.

 

Coffee, Chocolates and Collections: Florida Celebrates Space

Date: January 24th, 2013

Time: 3:00pm-4:30pm

Join Curator of Astronomy, Seth Mayo, to discover Florida's rich history of spaceflight through major artworks in the NASA art collection. Free for members or with paid admission.

 

Florida Celebrates Space: The NASA Collection

Date: February 15th, 2013

Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm

Join Jennifer Mayo, Artifact Collections Registrar of the Kennedy Space Center, as she shares her knowledge and experience with this diverse collection that now includes space orbiter, Atlantis. Free for members or with paid admission.

Art and Science: Science and the Arts - Florida Celebrates Space

Date: February 21st, 2013

Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm

Join Chief Curator, Cynthia Duval, to learn how an artist's inspiration is enhanced by scientific knowledge. Free for members or with paid admission.

Meet Us in the Planetarium: Sailors of the Seas and Space

Date: February 27th, 2013

Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm

Join Senior Curator of Education and Curator of History, James "Zach" Zacharias, along with Curator of Astronomy, Seth Mayo, to learn about Spanish explorer, Juan Ponce de Leon, and how celestial navigation played a vital role in his discovery of Florida. Discover how the stars have been used by both early and modern explorers to navigate their crafts. Free for members or with paid admission.

Meet Me in the Gallery: Florida Celebrates Space

Date: March 20th, 2013

Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm

Join Curator of Astronomy, Seth Mayo, to discover Florida's rich history of spaceflight through major artworks in the NASA art collection. Free for members or with paid admission.