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Koshland Science Museum Public Programs for Fall 2005 Feature Hurricane Forecasting, Communicating Science, Lunchtime Discovery

August 19, 2005Washington, DC - The Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences presents highly interactive programs that bring together experts and members of the public in thought-provoking discussions about the science behind today's headlines. The fall season will kick off with the Communicating Science series which explores the challenges and techniques of conveying technical and often controversial scientific issues through film, print, and broadcast journalism.

Savoring the Taste and the Science of Wine

March 8 , 2005 - Washington, DC - Learning to taste wine properly is a lot like mastering a golf swing, according to wine importer Gray Mosby: For the best results, the taster must master a repeatable stroke, and take the same swing every time. But mastering the growth and production of wine in the face of a warming climate is itself an art, says Gregory Jones, a research climatologist at Southern Oregon University.

Science Writers Take on the Challenge of Exhibit Design

March 3 , 2005 - Washington, DC - As part of the annual National Association of Science Writers two-day workshop, a contingent of NASW members visited the museum to find out more about exhibit design and development. In a flurry of brainstorming, five groups of eight writers laid out their grand plans. The event was one of several seminars the museum has hosted for several groups. The goal: to educate journalists, policymakers, and laypersons about the science that informs the science policy analysis and recommendations generated by the Academy.

Marian Koshland Science Museum Welcomes 20,000th Visitor and Prepares for One Year Anniversary Celebration

February 17, 2005 - Washington, DC - The Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences welcomed its 20,000th visitor, just 9 months after opening. J.R. Holloway, a shy but ambitious 4th grader and aspiring scientist, was surprised to learn that he was the museum’s 20,000th visitor Monday morning. He and his mother Linda Holloway were visiting DC from Grapevine, Texas. “He loves science” said Linda Holloway.

Marian Koshland Science Museum Awarded 2004 Galaxy Award for Global Warming: Facts and our Future Exhibit

November 22, 2004 – The Marian Koshland Science Museum was recently awarded the 2004 Bronze Galaxy Award for its Global Warming: Facts and our Future exhibit. The exhibit was one of over 400 entries from 14 countries submitted to the 15 th Annual International Galaxy award competition. The exhibit ranked in the top third, winning the 2004 Bronze Galaxy Award for the best Museum Exhibit Design. The award honors Bowman Design Group for their creative efforts.

Koshland Science Museum Attracts 10,000th Visitor Public Programs Using Forensics and DNA Tests to Be Launched in August

August 2, 2004Washington, DC - The Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences welcomed its 10,000th visitor on Saturday only three months after opening its doors. Darlene Kamya from Raleigh, North Carolina was surprised when what she thought would be a simple visit to the museum turned into a celebration.

Marian Koshland Science Museum Grand Opening

April 16 , 2004Washington, DC – Discover DC’s newest museum as its doors open to the public – revealing the science driving today’s headlines and affecting our lives every day. The Grand Opening will spring into action with performances by Velocity Stilts – acrobats who have adapted the latest technology used in artificial limbs into high-performance stilts. The big-band sound of the Junkyard Saints will also entertain as museum interns from Banneker High School engage visitors in hands-on science activities.

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