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Wildest Weather in the Solar System 3D
National Geographic
Thru Sun, September 7
Go on a spectacular journey to witness the most beautiful, powerful, and mysterious weather phenomena in the solar system in 3D. From a storm the size of a 100-megaton hydrogen bomb, to a 400-year-old hurricane, to a dust tempest that could engulf entire planets, you’ll be glad you live on Earth!
Oracles, Chimeras, and Bears, Oh My: Is There Science Behind Ancient Stories?: Evening Lecture
Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center
Tue, October 7
What if some of the fantastic creatures and places that are the stuff of legends actually might have existed? Science writer Sarah Zielinski looks at evidence from the natural world that could have inspired ten strange and familiar stories.
Celebrating National Refuge Week at Presquile: All-Day Tour
Holiday Inn Capitol-Smithsonian Associates Tours
Sat, October 11
The remote Presquile National Wildlife Refuge, part of Eastern Virginia Rivers National Wildlife Refuge Complex, shares its island secrets during a day of boating, hiking, and outdoor learning.
Birds and Humans: Exploring a Timeless Connection: Evening Seminar
Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center
Thu, October 16
Master birder Victor Emanuel explains why birds have fascinated us since ancient times, as well as how the observation of these winged creatures can deeply affect our lives in unexpected ways.
Dr. Livingstones Lost Diary: Technology Opens a Window on History: Evening Seminar
Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center
Tue, October 21
Written in berry juice on newspapers, the contents of the 1871 field diary on which legendary explorer David Livingstone recorded his observations on the African slave trade faded to near-invisibility in just a few years. A team of scholars, scientists, and spectral imaging experts have revealed his words again.
Guided Garden Tour: Historic & Growing
Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Tue, September 2 thru Tue, October 28
This lively guided walk traces the history and horticulture of centuries-old trees, heirloom plants and flowers, and abundant English boxwood across the five-and-a-half-acre landscape.