WIA-E Bremen invites to Apollo Mission: Get-together with Dr. Muir-Harmony

Dear WIA-E Bremen members,

save the date for an unique opportunity!

The 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first humans landing on the Moon on July 20, 1969  as part of NASA's Apollo 11 lunar mission.

Thanks to the U.S. Consulate General in Hamburg, we have a possibility to meet a very special guest.

Dr. Teasel Muir-Harmony is a cultural historian of science and technology and a curator in the Space History Department at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. She is author of a book " Apollo to the Moon: A History in Fifty Objects (National Geographic, 2018)", highlighting the Apollo Collection at the Smithsonian Institution and presenting a curated array of objects--completed with intriguing back stories and profiles of key participants.

Dr. Muir-Harmony’s current research project explores the complex relationship between diplomacy and space exploration during the space race.

She will be in Bremen on the 26th March and we have organized a “get- together” meeting for informal talk on the “ genders and spaceflight”.

  • When: 26 March 2019 at 18:30
  • Where: La UVA tapasbar, am Wall 201, Bremen

The location is able to host up to 15 persons; please register on time and inform us in case you will be not able to attend after registration.

If you would like to participate, please register before 24th March by sending an email to us.

More information on  Dr. Teasel Muir-Harmony and her research:

Teasel Muir-Harmony earned a Ph.D. in history of science and technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), an M.A. in history and philosophy of science from the University of Notre Dame, and a B.A. from the Great Books Program at St. John’s College. Before coming to the Smithsonian, she held positions at the Center for History of Physics at the American Institute of Physics and the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum.

Muir-Harmony has written on the history of science diplomacy, international science exhibitions, and the politics of spaceflight. Her book, Apollo to the Moon: A History in Fifty Objects (National Geographic, 2018), highlights the Apollo Collection at the Smithsonian Institution. Muir-Harmony’s current research project explores the complex relationship between diplomacy and space exploration during the space race. Prior to joining the Smithsonian, she was a member of MIT’s Space Policy & Society Research Group, which produced the white paper, The Future of Human Spaceflight (2009). Muir-Harmony’s research and writing have been supported by the Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Foundation, the Consortium for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, the MIT Presidential Fellowship, the Smithsonian Institution Graduate Research Fellowship, NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, and the National Science Foundation.

She serves on the exhibit committees for Destination Moon and One World Connected, and is an advisor for a six-part television series under production at the Smithsonian Channel. In addition, Muir-Harmony co-organizes the Space Policy & History Forum and teaches in Georgetown University’s Science, Technology and International Affairs program.

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