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[스미스소니언박물관 2020 2월 소식] Top Stories: February 2020
 
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FEBRUARY 2020 ENEWS
 
Sidedoor episode 17
 

Cars, Stars, and Rock ‘n’ Roll

Listen as Sidedoor host Lizzie Peabody sits down with Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch III – the first historian to lead the Smithsonian. In the podcast's season finale, Lizzie and Secretary Bunch talk about two stories of people overcoming tremendous obstacles to make a change and explore what the past can teach us about today… and tomorrow.

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(L): “Barack Obama” by Kehinde Wiley, oil on canvas, 2018. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. (R): “Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama” by Amy Sherald, oil on linen, 2018. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.

The Obama Portraits National Tour

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has announced a five-city tour of Kehinde Wiley’s portrait of President Obama and Amy Sherald’s portrait of Mrs. Obama. This five-city tour will travel the country from June 2021 through May 2022 and is expected to reach millions of people who might not otherwise have an opportunity to view these remarkable paintings.

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Boots from The Wiz
Costume Boots from The Wiz on Broadway, Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Black Fashion Museum founded by Lois K. Alexander-Lane.

View the National Museum of African American History and Culture's Collections in 3D

When we look at an object from different perspectives, it provides a richer understanding of the object itself, but also of history and our world today. Get a new perspective on objects in the collections of the National Museum of African American History and Culture through interactive 3D models!

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For the first time, a national United States observatory has been named for a woman astronomer, Vera Rubin – best known for finding evidence of dark matter. In 1977, she determined that about 90% of the mass in the universe is of unknown origin and can't be seen, but it can be detected by how it distorts the behavior and motion of matter that can be seen like planets, stars and galaxies.

This portrait of Rubin with some of her collection of globes – along with the spectrograph she used—is in our National Air and Space Museum.

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Vera Rubin among the many globes she collected, circa 1992. Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.
 
Plastic trash on a beach
Photo: Bo Eide. Creative Commons License.

Do We Live in the Plasticene?

If you’re under age 70, it’s possible you’ve lived in the Plasticene your entire life. It’s a new geologic age some scientists have proposed to mark the near-universal spread of plastic around Earth. The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center has put together a list of 12 words that are poised to become commonplace as we navigate this new age.

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Wood Turtle
 

Take a Virtual Tour of Ancient Cities

Journey to three devastated sites in the Middle East – Palmyra and Aleppo in Syria and Mosul in Iraq – through virtual reconstructions and large-scale digital projections. A new exhibition at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art, organized by the Arab World Institute, Paris, in collaboration with UNESCO, underscores the critical importance of cultural heritage and architectural preservation.

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Crab Nebula
3D Visualization of an Exploded Star

3D Visualization of an Exploded Star

In 1054 AD, sky watchers witnessed the appearance of a "new star" – one experts now know was was actually a supernova – the explosive death of a massive star. Now, with the help of images from the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian, astronomers and visualization specialists from the NASA's Universe of Learning program have combined visible, infrared, and X-ray vision to create a three-dimensional representation of that supernova, now known as the Crab Nebula.

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New Retirement Plan Laws: What Changed and What Didn’t

Changes to retirement plan laws are here. Discover three takeaways you should know about and what steps you should take next.

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An early decal for Sherman Poppen’s Snurfer, late 1960s, AC 1159-0000012. Sherman Poppen Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. © Smithsonian Institution

Sherman Poppen’s Snurfer

You've heard of sledding, skiing, and snowboarding... but have you ever snurfed? In 1965, American inventor Sherman Poppen invented the "snurfer" – essentially a waterski with non-skid material to stand on and a rope lanyard to hold onto for better balance. Even though Poppen saw the invention as a piece of sports equipment, his snow surfer ended up being marketed as a children’s novelty toy.

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James Smithson, c. 1765-1829 (detail), James Roberts, 1753-c.1809, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

An Egg-cellent Trivia

From penguins and parrots to storks and sparrows, every type of bird has its own unique characteristics – including the eggs it lays. Bird eggs greatly vary in size, color, pattern and even shape.

What bird lays the largest egg for its body size?

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