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Tornado Alley 3D Official Trailer

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This is one of our many options in our On Demand Library! Visit the link below to learn more about group packages: http://si.edu/groupsales

Living in the Age of Airplanes

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Living in the Age of Airplanes is a story about how the airplane has changed the world. Not long ago,traveling between continents was a migration. Now, on any given day, 100,000 flights transport people and things between any two points on Earth in a matter of hours. Filmed in 18 countries across all 7 continents, it explores the countless ways aviation affects our lives (even when we don't fly). With stunning visuals, the film renews our appreciation for one of the most extraordinary and awe-inspiring aspects of the modern world. Narrated by Harrison Ford. Now playing at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center's Airbus IMAX Theater. Visit website for showtimes and tickets: http://www.si.edu/Imax/Movie/164

D-Day: Normandy 1944 3D Trailer

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June 6, 1944: The largest Allied operation of World War II began in Normandy, France. Yet, few know in detail exactly why and how, from the end of 1943 through August 1944, this region became the most important location in the world. Blending multiple cinematographic techniques, D-Day: Normandy 1944 3D brings this monumental event to the world's largest screens for the first time. Audiences of all ages will discover from a new perspective how this landing changed the world. Exploring history, military strategy, science, technology and human values, the film will educate and appeal to all. Narrated by Tom Brokaw, D-Day: Normandy 1944 3D pays tribute to those who gave their lives for our liberty…a duty of memory, a duty of gratitude. Now playing in IMAX 3D at the National Air and Space Museum and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Visit website for showtimes and tickets: /www.si.edu/imax

The Ultimate Wave: Tahiti 3D Official Trailer

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The Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D follows nine-time World Champion surfer Kelly Slater and Tahitian surfer Raimana Van Bastolaer as they explore the nature of waves and hunt for the ultimate wave-riding experience at the famed Pacific surf site of Teahupo'o, Tahiti. From astounding 3D surfing action to the chaos of ocean storms, the film leads audiences on a quest to understand the science behind one of this planet's most intriguing and dramatic phenomena. Now playing in 3D at the Johnson IMAX Theater at the National Museum of Natural History! Visit the link below for more information and showtimes: http://www.si.edu/Imax/movie/82

Journey to Space 3D Trailer

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Discover how NASA’s shuttle program has led to its exciting new era of space exploration. Learn about the important role of the International Space Station. Uncover what NASA and the space community are working on, and the challenges they face to carry out bold missions such as capturing asteroids and landing astronauts on Mars. Narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart. Now playing in IMAX 3D at the National Air and Space Museum and Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Visit website for tickets and showtimes: /www.si.edu/imax

Hubble 3D Official Trailer

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Through the power of IMAX® 3D, Hubble 3D will enable movie-goers to journey through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mysteries of our celestial surroundings, and accompany space-walking astronauts as they attempt the most difficult and important tasks in NASA's history. The film will offer an inspiring and unique look into the Hubble Space Telescope's legacy and highlight its profound impact on the way we view the universe and ourselves. Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, Hubble 3D reunites the Space Station 3D filmmaking team, led by Producer/Director Toni Myers. James Neihouse, Director of Photography, also doubles as the Astronaut crew trainer. Now Playing in 3D at the Lockheed IMAX Theater in the National Air and Space Museum and in 2D at the Airbus IMAX Theater in the Udvar-Hazy Center in VA! Visit the website below for showtimes and to learn more: http://si.edu/Imax/movie/3

Einstein Planetarium Experience

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Visit the Albert Einstein Planetarium at the National Air and Space Museum for digital dome shows that are out of this world! /www.si.edu/planetarium

Bird Friendly Coffee

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The Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center's Bird Friendly® coffee certification program aims to protect the most quality habitat from the threat of deforestation under the Bird Friendly seal. While this video was filmed in Colombia, Bird Friendly coffee farms can be found in 12 countries, with more than 4,600 participating coffee producers and more than 31,000 acres of protected land. Learn more at https://nationalzoo.si.edu/migratory-birds/bird-friendly-coffee and https://global.si.edu/success-stories/smithsonian-migratory-bird-center-bird-friendly-coffee

Wild Horse Conservation in Mongolia

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Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute scientists are committed to saving the last wild horse species: Przewalski’s horses, or takhi as they are known in Mongolian. The Smithsonian is collaborating with its partners in northwestern China and in Hustai National Park in Mongolia, where this video was filmed, to support the reintroduction of this species that was once extinct in the wild. Through satellite GPS tracking of the horses, we empower project staff to monitor the horses and to better understand their ecology and ecosystem, and use what we learn to enhance their chances for long-term survival.

First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis

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The International Course on First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis was held for the first time in Washington, D.C., at the Smithsonian in June, 2016. A partnership between the Smithsonian and the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), the month-long course focused on developing skills and capacity in cultural heritage professionals in the event of a disaster. To learn more visit http://culturalrescue.si.edu/ , http://www.iccrom.org/ and https://global.si.edu/

Using Fossil Records in Panama to Model Future Climate Change

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When Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute paleobotanist Carlos Jaramillo learned that Panama was expanding its canal in 2006 and blasting 100 million tons of rock to do so, he knew he had to move fast to access all of the fossils that this blasting could uncover. Carlos’ research from this site has led to a new understanding of how species spread across the Americas. To learn more, go to https://global.si.edu/success-stories/smithsonian-uses-fossil-records-panama-model-future-climate-change

The Heartbeat: The Salmon & People Project

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The Smithsonian’s “Salmon & People Project” studies Alaska’s wetlands to help keep salmon fishing sustainable. The Smithsonian is part of a collaborative network conducting scientific research to understand how to best protect the future of salmon in Alaska's Kenai Lowlands region. They're conveying this information to local communities, so that they can make informed decisions that impact salmon-supporting habitats. Smithsonian science is supporting not only the salmon, but also the local economies and communities that depend on them. To learn more: https://global.si.edu/projects/salmon-and-people-project

The Marine Conservation Program: Working with Local Fisheries in Myanmar

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The Smithsonian's Marine Conservation Program studies changes over time in coastal ecosystems to protect biodiversity and sustain local fisheries. Beginning in the Western Caribbean, the program has expanded its research to the Tanintharyi region of Myanmar. Learn more here: https://global.si.edu/success-stories/see-how-smithsonian-working-local-fishermen-protect-marine-areas-and-create-safe

MarineGEO Field Campaign: Belize

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Smithsonian's MarineGEO (Marine Global Earth Observatory) conducts long-term research around the world on coastal marine ecosystems, including at their field station on Carrie Bow Cay in Belize. Every year, scientists from across the Smithsonian arrive at this small island for an intense two week field campaign of monitoring and research. To learn more go to https://marinegeo.si.edu/ and https://global.si.edu/

Taking the Pulse of Our Planet’s Forests: ForestGEO Ngel Nyaki

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Smithsonian is joining with local communities and the Nigerian Montane Forest Project to better understand and conserve montane forests in Nigeria. To learn more, go to /https://global.si.edu/success-stories/taking-pulse-our-planet’s-forests-forestgeo-ngel-nyaki

Healthy Reefs for Healthy People

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Smithsonian scientist Melanie McField leads Healthy Reefs for Healthy People (HR4HP), a multi-institutional effort to support conservation of the Mesoamerican Reef by tracking its health and making recommendations to policymakers in order to effect real, positive change for the health of the reef. Learn more at http://global.si.edu/success-stories/smithsonian-improving-health-mesoamerican-reef-healthy-reefs-healthy-people-program

Celebrating the Power of Free Expression: Al-Mutanabbi Street

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In March 2007, a car bomb detonated on Al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad, ripping through the thousand-year-old book market and killing several dozen people, injuring hundreds, and decimating a traditional center for literacy and debate in Iraq’s capital city. In response, writers, artists and book lovers began writing poems and creating hundreds of artists’ books, prints, posters, and paper art pieces to show support for and solidarity with the ancient culture of literacy in Iraq and the broader Arab world. That evolved into “Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here DC 2016,” a city-wide book arts and cultural festival, hosted in part by Smithsonian Libraries. By bringing disparate audiences together through poetry readings, translation workshops, film screenings, and exhibits of diverse and beautifully crafted artists’ books and prints, including an exhibition by American artists at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery Library and a commemorative reading at the museums’ Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium, the festival sought to foster conversation about the importance of free exchange of ideas and the protection of cultural expression. To learn more, go to https://global.si.edu/success-stories/courage-words-celebrating-al-mutanabbi-street-and-free-exchange-ideas

Smithsonian Global

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Learn more at https://global.si.edu/ Footage Courtesy of: Smithsonian Channel George Stoyle Compass Films Camera Klaus Reisinger and U Khin Maunk Gyu Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Interactive Media Concept, Design and Production by Local Projects Pen initial concept Local Projects with Diller Scofidio + Renfro Special Thanks to Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Digital Experience supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies Folklife Festival Videography and Editing: Albert Tong The Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage Photos by Joshua Eli Cogan, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives SERC, Hutomo Wicaksono, and the Freer| Sackler Galleries of Asian Art, and the Smithsonian Digitization Program Office.

Protecting and Preserving Mongolian Culture: the Deer Stone Project

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Smithsonian experts are working with local communities and scholars to protect and preserve endangered archaeological and modern cultural heritage in Mongolia through the Mongolian-Smithsonian Deer Stone Project. For more information, visit the Smithsonian Global website: https://global.si.edu/projects/mongolian-smithsonian-deer-stone-project-dsp This video made possible by a grant from the Smithsonian Women's Committee.

Working with Indigenous Peoples to Protect Forests in Panama

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As the world’s governments, conservation organizations and Indigenous communities struggle to protect forests and fight climate change, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Fellow Javier Mateo-Vega hopes to build a powerful model for others to follow.

Helping Recover and Preserve Cultural Heritage in Iraq

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In 2017, Smithsonian experts partnered with the US Department of State and Iraqi heritage colleagues to launch the Nimrud Rescue Project – an ambitious effort to stabilize and recover the ancient site of Nimrud, the famed 9th century BCE capital of the Neo-Assyrian Empire, targeted by ISIS in 2015. Key to this work is an ongoing partnership with the Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage in Erbil, Iraq, where Smithsonian experts have been working since 2015 to teach Iraqis new skills and provide the support they need to protect their cultural patrimony—part of our global cultural heritage. Find out more about the Smithsonian’s work in Iraq at https://global.si.edu/projects/smithsonian-and-iraqi-institute-conservation-antiquities-and-heritage

250 Years of Pittsburgh Innovation

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Let Andrew Masich, president and CEO of the Senator John Heinz History Center, a Smithsonian Affiliate in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, take you on a journey through the history of Pittsburgh innovation. Learn more at /www.heinzhistorycenter.org

"It's Your Story" - National Museum of American Jewish History

Smithsonian Education
The new National Museum of American Jewish History (/www.nmajh.org), opening in November 2010, is dedicated to telling the still-unfolding story of Jews in America, who embraced freedom with its choices and challenges as they shaped and were shaped by our nation. The Museum envisions its new home as a place that welcomes all people, inviting them to discover what they have in common with the Jewish experience in America, as well as to explore the features that make this history distinctive. Rising five stories above Independence Mall, in the heart of historic Philadelphia, the National Museum of American Jewish History will join Independence Hall, the National Constitution Center, the Liberty Bell and other landmarks at the hallowed site of America's birth. There could not be a more fitting place for a museum that will explore the promise and challenges of liberty through the lends of the American Jewish experience.

We are the Smithsonian in Your Neighborhood

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Smithsonian Affiliations Mission: To develop long-term, quality, and mutually beneficial partnerships with museums and educational organizations to create lasting experiences that inform, inspire, and broaden perspectives on science, history, world cultures, and the arts
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