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Mars Up Close
National Geographic
Tue, August 5
To celebrate the new National Geographic book Mars Up Close, find out about the latest discoveries from the Red Planet as a panel of distinguished space scientists and Mars experts involved in current Mars exploration share what we’ve learned from Curiosity and the other Mars rovers.
Panama: Crossroads of the World: Evening Lecture
Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center
Mon, August 11
Biodiversity specialist Bob Szaro provides a guide to a country that strategically links two continents and whose natural beauty encompasses tropical jungles, swamps, magnificent beaches, and an incredible variety of wildlife.
Community Forum: Sister Waterways
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Fri, August 15
Members of the community who live along the waterways of the Anacostia and Patapsco rivers discuss their similar histories and experiences.
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!
Guided Garden Tour: Historic & Growing
Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Tue, July 29 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.