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MoComCon 2023 - Space Craze!

America's Fascination with Real and Imagined Spaceflight

2023-01-14 11:30:00 2023-01-14 12:30:00 America/New_York MoComCon 2023 - Space Craze! How did both real and imaginary spaceflight influence American pop-culture? Join Dr. Margaret A. Weitekamp from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum to find out! Germantown Library - Meeting Room

Saturday, January 14
11:30am - 12:30pm

Add to Calendar 2023-01-14 11:30:00 2023-01-14 12:30:00 America/New_York MoComCon 2023 - Space Craze! How did both real and imaginary spaceflight influence American pop-culture? Join Dr. Margaret A. Weitekamp from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum to find out! Germantown Library - Meeting Room

Germantown Library

Meeting Room

How did both real and imaginary spaceflight influence American pop-culture? Join Dr. Margaret A. Weitekamp from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum to find out!

How did both real and imaginary spaceflight influence American pop-culture? Dr. Margaret A. Weitekamp knows, and is ready to share how our culture wouldn't be the same without it. Dr. Weitekamp serves as chair for the Space History department at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, and curates the Museum's social and cultural history of spaceflight collection, more than 50,000 artifacts that include both space memorabilia and space science fiction objects. These everyday mementos of the space age-- which include toys and games, medals and awards, buttons and pins, as well as comics and trading cards-- complete the story about spaceflight told by the Museum's collection of space hardware and technologies. Her newest book, “Space Craze: America's Enduring Fascination with Real and Imagined Spaceflight” (2022), is based on that work.  

This program is a MoComCon event. MoComCon is an all day, all ages event celebrating all things comics, graphic novels, and fandoms! To view more information and events, check out the MoComCon website! 

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People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing should request English-language captioning or sign-language interpretation at least five days before the library-sponsored program they plan to attend. Contact the Assistant Facilities and Accessibility Program Manager at 240-777-0002 with all other accommodation requests.

AGE GROUP: | Teens | Older Adults | Adult |

EVENT TYPE: | Lectures and Discussions |

TAGS: | MoComCon |

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